Saudi police on Tuesday announced that they had arrested a 14-year-old boy, who appeared in a viral video dancing on a main road in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.
Police spokesman, Colonel Ati bin Atiya al-Qarshi, said that the “accused” had been arrested after relevant evidence was found against him and the “confidential investigations” were completed.
The video shows the boy standing in front of a row of cars on a crossing on Riyadh’s Prince Mohamed bin Abdulaziz Road and doing the Macarena, a mid-1990s dance phenomenon.
He appears to dance and tries to stop the traffic.
The video first surfaced online in 2016 but was removed later. It has been taken in good humour by the Twitterati.
As the news of his arrest was revealed, users expressed their surprise.
— صميدع (@xmyd3) August 19, 2017
Dance like the religious morality police aren't watching https://t.co/QCdjZHWSFm
— Mitchell Prothero (@mitchprothero) August 20, 2017
This video is so funny I loved it 😂😂👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 https://t.co/rkzPdnMKCq
— فاطمة المحميد⚡️ (@Toosha_mahmeed) August 22, 2017
— 🤕 (@bittersweet) August 22, 2017
I love him https://t.co/Joa5BHdkvJ
— آيمي روكو (@AmyRoko) August 22, 2017
Surprised they didn't decapitate him already https://t.co/3tXoiePAg7
— Ahmad AlMot (@AhmadAlmot) August 21, 2017
He got arrested. He's 14. https://t.co/vAClXDcfjR
— Khabir (@KhabirM) August 22, 2017
That's the kind of son I wanna have 👌🏼😂 https://t.co/iCDJ8Kyfdk
— Sahira Nahari (@sahiranahari) August 22, 2017