Story By: Gheorghi Caraseni, Sub Editor: Michael Leidig, Agency: Central European News
A Russian netizen who recorded himself in this clip purposefully driving through a huge puddle in his Lexus SUV to soak pedestrians could now face criminal charges.
The incident took place in the city of Vladivostok in the far-eastern Russian federal district of Primorsky Krai when netizen Alexander Froyuk came across a large, muddy puddle on the road.
In the video, Froyuk can be seen stopped at a crossroads in his car with the huge puddle to his right-hand side.
He appears to wait for the group of pedestrians to be right next to the puddle when he accelerates through the water, spraying it all over the passersby.
He then says: “A free wash for your faces, idiots.”
Local media report he quickly began receiving criticism from netizens, but he responded by posting another clip telling his critics he “doesn’t give a sh*t” and “it’s, my Instagram, I do what I want”.
Some netizens suggested Froyuk is the son of a local government member but Senior Counsellor of Justice Violetta Dorozhkina denied this, saying Froyuk is not the son of any current or former government employees.
A police investigation has been launched in the meantime into the incident on a possible charge of ‘petty hooliganism’.