Russian daredevils have struck again! This time video of one Russian adrenaline junkie skateboarding atop a Hong Kong skyscraper has launched an investigation from local police.
The terrifying video was uploaded by Oleg Sherstyachenko (aka Oleg Cricket) to his Instagram and YouTube accounts last week. The minute-long footage shows Oleg doing the usual near-edge somersaults and shenanigans, but he also takes it up a notch by lying on his stomach on his skateboard and pushing himself along the edge of the skyscraper — with no safety equipment, of course.
On Instagram, the video has already racked up over 1 million views, along with 500,000 views on YouTube. Oleg claims that the stunts were part of a promotional “collaboration” with UK watch company Circulr.
Check it out below:
While Oleg’s fans may have been impressed, Hong Kong police were not. According to SCMP, they have opened up an investigation to see if the Russian broke any laws during his time on top. Which seems pretty likely. Especially considering that in the video someone can be heard apparently saying in Cantonese that they will call the cops if he doesn’t come down.
Police in Hong Kong and other major cities in mainland China are losing an extended war against Russian rooftoopers who visit their skyscraper-filled country, evade security, climb tall buildings, and then produce terrifying videos about their experiences.
The trend really took off back in 2014 when a Russian daredevil duo managed to climb all the way up the under-construction Shanghai Tower when nobody was looking, inspiring a wave of rooftoppers to scale some of China’s tallest landmarks and bring their video cameras along.
[Video via Oleg Cricket]
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