A man was arrested in Dubai for throwing money into the air as part of a social media stunt, local media reported.
In the social media post, Dubai Police said the expat is seen tossing a pile of notes in a public area, though it is unclear which currency he is holding, or which law he is breaking.
He later admitted the stunt was aimed at increasing his popularity online.
His arrest was part of an investigation by Dubai Police’s department of electronic investigation.
#DubaiPolice have arrested an Asian man after sharing a video on social media in which he threw money. Dubai Police CID’s Department of Electronic Investigation investigated the incident.
The Asian man admitted posting the video to gain popularity on social media. pic.twitter.com/UdTLmxrVvH— Dubai Policeشرطة دبي (@DubaiPoliceHQ) August 1, 2019
The authority urged the public to use social media responsibly and refrain from behaviour that goes against UAE principles and culture.
In March this year, a man was arrested in Dubai after posting a video mocking Arabs.
In the footage, he is seen wearing the traditional Arab dress, Kandura, while waving cash in front of a fleet of cars and several women.
Dubai Police at the time urged members of the public to refrain from posting content deemed disrespectful to UAE traditions.For all the latest tech news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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