This is the moment two young at heart men decide to use a seesaw in a kids’ park and end up breaking one of the seats, prompting netizens to spring to their defence about the quality of the equipment in the face of a police probe.
The incident was filmed in a children’s park in the city of Nizhnekamsk in the western Russian republic of Tatarstan and the footage was widely shared on social media.
City officials became aware of the video and confirmed that it is being studied by the police as a potential case for damaging public property.
However, many netizens felt that the two men were just feeling youthful and caught up in the moment, and did not set out to wilfully damage the seesaw.
Some even claimed they did city children a favour by damaging the “flimsy” ride before a youngster could have hurt themself.
One netizen commented: “A child would break that too. The authorities need to do better.”
Another online commentator said: “They did not break it, they just sat down. It’s because the seesaw was very flimsy.”
A netizen added: “Thank God the men tried it and it broke under them instead of under kids. Terrible quality!”