Photos of a Pakistani man wearing a scary ‘wolfmask’ on New Year’s eve is going viral, sparking funny reactions online, with many saying that he apparently confused the occasion with Halloween.
The man from Peshawar was arrested after people complained against him for trying to intimidate children on the streets. An FIR was lodged against the man and he was arrested last night and remanded in custody, Ary News reported.
Police in the Pakistani city of Peshawar arrest a young man on New Year’s eve – for wearing a costume mask to scare people pic.twitter.com/sU9f1NDcAf
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) January 1, 2021
According to a report by Saama TV, the police have identified the accused as Asad Khan, a resident of Moti neighbourhood in Peshawar. “He was reportedly making roaring noises while riding his motorcycle,” the report said.
— Naila Inayat नायला इनायत (@nailainayat) January 1, 2021
In his defence, the man said he didn’t have any intention to scare away locals but “was wearing the mask in line with the government’s coronavirus Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs),” The Current said in its report.
Soon, pictures of the police arresting the man wearing the mask went viral on social media, including WhatsApp, sparking meme-fest and jokes.
He was reported to the police by a girl wearing a red riding hood https://t.co/COWVC1opkf
— Karl Sharro (@KarlreMarks) January 1, 2021
So much respect for the police keeping the mask on him even after they’ve arrested him https://t.co/zVxNK5HOoM
— Charlie Haynes (@charliehtweets) January 1, 2021
Full video of transformation here. pic.twitter.com/w3q6tXiBlb
— Desi Gooner (@Sahil_Adhikaari) January 1, 2021
This is new year ,not Halloween 🎃
— Sami Yousafzai (@Samiyousafzai) January 1, 2021
Jokes on them. That’s a werewolf.
— war on tristmas (@fkatristan) January 1, 2021
WTH.. arrested for wearing a mask and enjoying new year.. this is too much
— Habib Shabbir (@HabibShabbir) January 1, 2021
Breaking: The bat which resulted in the Index case of #coronavirus has finally been apprehended on the final night of 2020, one of the most terrible years in human history. #COVID19 #NewYearsEve pic.twitter.com/p9LSIc71GW
— 🇵🇰𝔸𝕟𝕥𝕚𝕊𝕠𝕔𝕚𝕒𝕝𝔼𝕝𝕖𝕡𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕥ذیشان🇮🇪 (@Z__AC) December 31, 2020
govt ka kasoor hai: instructions should be clear and specific. i mean, when you say ‘wear your face mask’, what is that you actually mean? 😠 https://t.co/qk2YCSqnig
— Aamir Raz (@AamirRaz) January 1, 2021
Naye saal ka hero hai yeh 😆
— Amber Rahim Shamsi (@AmberRShamsi) January 1, 2021
Corona scared the world. He tried to scare the Corona. Not bad?
— Zeeshan Khattak (@khattak) January 1, 2021
This is Wodehouse level comedy
— Sridhar Shelat (@SridharShelat) January 1, 2021
This looks like a scene from a Wes Anderson movie
— the world is a terrible place and Im afraid to die (@watisluvvv) January 1, 2021
Masks are scary or the bellies of policemen! You decide…🤣😂
— Ikram (@Ikram76496278) January 1, 2021
2021 off to a rocking start. This is amazing on several levels 😎😆😆😆 https://t.co/lnOQOWNInq
— Pradhyumna Bhat (@Totantillaya) January 1, 2021
Let him go, he’s still on that halloween spirit. https://t.co/KVcsS8KjAd
— True Blue (@flickfidelity) January 1, 2021
Still less scary than the policeman who is not wearing a mask. 😷 https://t.co/FNK36XLaLY
— Godot (@OddieBirdie) January 1, 2021
Because he’s the hero Peshawar deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So they’ll hunt him. Because he can take it. Because he’s not our hero. He’s a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A Dank Fright. https://t.co/8CLAZZ5gtb
— southern roller (@melika_sa) January 1, 2021