The man, who was not identified, was immediately taken by the police, following his acrobatic action on Sunday (21/2/2021).
Based on daily government reports People’s Daily, the man’s action took place in Chengdu, a city in southwest China.
In the video broadcast on Weibo, you can see the man about 10 meters off the ground as he is sitting up on a power pole.
“The local power company did blackout emergency, causing tens of thousands of houses to go out of light, “commented People’s Daily.
Meanwhile, other local media The Paper reported, emergency services, including paramedics, reportedly deployed to the location.
It is not clear why the man was exercising on a utility pole. However, the local media prohibited the public from copying it.
“That man’s action is dangerous!” said one of the media. The incident went viral with 1.7 million users scrolling hashtags related to the man’s actions.
One netizen on Weibo said he was so angry when his house was the one affected by the blackout.
“After I read the news and learned why, I became even more angry and amused,” said the netizen.
While other netizens explained that they did not see what the man was doing so funny and entertaining.
” Blackout not only a drain on energy and money. But it can also cause serious accidents, “he was quoted as saying AFP Tuesday (23/2/2021).