April Fool’s Day is still half a year away, so when The Situation appeared to accidentally leak his cell phone number yesterday (November 19), even we were convinced it was the real, unfortunate deal.

We should’ve known the Jersey Shore goofball was pulling a fast one, though, because the jokester is always getting the one-up on people.

Sitch confirmed the incident was a prank on his buddy Peter DiCataldo yesterday, writing on his Twitter page, “Phone blew up haha good thing it wasn't mine!! That will teach @petey_d_ to mess with the master of pranks!! #pranksgiving #UKtour #gotcha.”

Poor Peter suffered the brunt of Sitch’s joke, writing confusedly on his feed yesterday, “my phone is blowing up right now??” He figured it out soon enough and admitted, “#phone#prank#pete#problems...u got me....” but that didn’t stop the tweets, texts and pics from coming in.

According to Sitch, his little joke left Peter’s phone “jammed for hours straight,” which made The Situation himself “flattered” by all the ravenous attempts to reach him.

Oh, Mike. As Peter himself warned, better “keep your guard up” because there’s no way the guy’s going to let this one go unanswered.

Catch the next new episode of Jersey Shore on Thursday, November 29 at10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

Source: @ItsTheSituation, @petey_d_, @petey_d_, @ItsTheSituation, @petey_d_

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