Story By: Ana Marjanovic, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
Video Credit: CEN/@Purger86
This is the moment a prankster on a city square charges at a man in a large polar bear costume and sends him flying – leading to him being attacked and then indicted by a local court.
The incident was filmed on Ban Josip Jelacic Square in the northern Croatian capital Zagreb, and the footage was shared on Facebook where it has been viewed 360,000 times.
In the video, the 25-year-old prankster readies himself on the square as nearby pals are heard chuckling.
Despite their laughs, one pal says “don’t be a moron” as others point out there are children around.
The joker however ignores them and runs at the man in a polar bear costume standing in the middle of the square.
The man in the costume exclaims loudly as he is knocked to the ground and the prankster runs off.
Reports said that he was caught by a resident shortly afterwards.
According to local media, a Zagreb court will issue an indictment for the unnamed 25-year-old joker.
The 31-year-old man inside the costume was unhurt in the incident.
The video was posted with the message: “My beloved Zagreb, what has happened to you? Look at this idiot who poleaxed our polar bear mascot on Ban Josip Jelacic Square. However, instant karma was waiting for him.”
Netizen ‘Katarina Markovic’ said: “This is just sad and pathetic. The guy and his mates in the background are the lowest of the low.”
’Vlatka Hairdresser’ wrote: “Oh my God. At least no one was hurt as a kid could have been injured. I hope the polar bear guy is okay.”
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