A man has been arrested by the Moscow police for pretending to be a coronavirus victim and collapsing inside a metro.
A video of the prank, which has gone viral on several social media platforms, shows a man in a mask stumbling and falling on the floor pretending to have a seizure due to the deadly virus that has claimed hundreds of lives in China. The prank triggered panic among other passengers, causing many to evacuate the train. Read in Tamil
According to a BBC report, the prankster was detained on “suspicion of criminal hooliganism” and will face up to five years of imprisonment, if convicted.
Watch the video here:
Когда пранк вышел из-под контроля!
В Москве задержали шутника, разыгравшего в метро приступ коронавируса. Полиция попросила Черемушкинский суд столицы арестовать молодого человека. pic.twitter.com/fmT17RUijQ
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“Accomplices shouted phrases about the presence of a dangerous viral infection… provoking panic among passengers,” a spokeswoman for the ministry, Irina Volk, said in a statement, the news website reported.
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