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Michigan student pranks relatives with Christmas photo featuring fake family

By Ben Hooper

SAGINAW, Mich., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- A Michigan student who hired a fake family to pose for his Christmas card pictures said he hopes the pictures going viral won't tip off his real relatives.

Josh Brassow, a student at Saginaw Valley State University, posted to the Saginaw's Big Yard Sale Facebook page seeking a fake family to take Christmas card photos that he would distribute to his relatives.

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Brassow posted the resulting photo, which featured a heavily-tattooed wife dubbed Patty "Bone Crusher" Johnson and the fictional couple's children: Blade and Thor.

The student removed the post from his Facebook, explaining the photo had unexpectedly gone viral and he didn't want to ruin the surprise.

Well, I didn't mean to, but I went viral. Photo has been seen almost 100,000 times in the last 8 hours. Yes its real....

Posted by Joshua Brassow on Tuesday, December 1, 2015

"Well, I didn't mean to, but I went viral. Photo has been seen almost 100,000 times in the last 8 hours. Yes its real. Yes its actually happening tomorrow. Good thing my family isn't on facebook, I would hate it if this prank got spoiled," he wrote.

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Brassow may yet have trouble hiding his prank, as the plan proved popular on social media and led to interview requests from media outlets including Good Morning America.

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