World's worst street acrobat picked up by Rīga police

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A young man who spent his Saturday night rolling around the cobblestoned streets of Rīga wound up being detained by police and fined 150 euros.

The 22-year-old was spotted by surveillance cameras in the early hours of October 8 performing a series of puzzling physical rituals right in the middle of the street. A good deal of the performance involved rolling around in the street while clutching his buttocks and a lemming-like desire to present himself as an obstacle to oncoming traffic. At one point an impressively nonchalant cyclist narrowly avoids riding over his head. Shortly afterwards, the performance switches into a sort of sleazy live floorshow with an electric scooter.

Not content to restrain himself to frolicking in the carriageway, the atrocious acrobat also jumped on the tables of a fast food establishment, disturbing the digestion of diners. Arriving at the burger joint, police identified the man who denied he had been in the gutter (no doubt looking at the stars) until he was shown video footage of himself prostrate on terra firma, at which point it became considerably more difficult to deny that it was indeed he.

Though he had not caused any damage, police initiated an administrative violation process for aggressive behavior directed at another person, imposing a fine of 150 euros.

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