One creep has provoked outrage online after a video went viral last week showing him using “street magic” to fondle unsuspecting women’s breasts in public.
In the viral video, the man is shown performing his “coin trick” on a number of young women on the street in Chengdu. First, he asks each of them to inspect an 1 yuan coin to see if anything is wrong with it. After they tell him that the coin seems normal to them, he places it in his palm before placing his palm directly on the women’s breasts.
He then tells the startled women that when he counts to three, the coin will magically transport itself inside their bra. Once he gets to three, he gives their breasts a squeeze.
When he finally removes his hand, the woman find out that they have been tricked, but not in any magical sort of way as the coin falls out from his palm and he starts to laugh.
Unsurprisingly, the perv is not a magician, but a 26-year-old blogger from Shanghai known for making lewd “prank” videos where he asks women inappropriate questions on the street or tries to pick them up.
Chinese media outlet The Cover stitched together a number of his “street magic” segments to make the video which caught the Chinese internet’s attention at the end of last week, becoming one of the most discussed subjects on Weibo.
With Chinese netizens demanding blood, Chengdu police detained the man surnamed Xu last Friday, reportedly for 14 days, along with his accomplice who filmed the videos.
Meanwhile, Xu has also issued a half-apology online, saying that he is sorry for using the women in his videos without asking their permission.
A further investigation is being carried out into the incident, but it’s not clear if Xu will face any additional punishment for his “prank.”
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