Boy Arrested in Saudi Arabia for Dancing in Street Freed With Road Safety Warning

Boy Arrested in Saudi Arabia for Dancing in Street Freed With Road Safety Warning Boy Arrested in Saudi Arabia for Dancing in Street Freed With Road Safety Warning

The boy performed his dance routine in front of five lanes of cars stopped at traffic lights.

The youngster was detained after a clip went viral of him grooving to a 1990s hit in a busy Saudi Arabian street.

A 14-year-old boy arrested after dancing the Macarena on a Saudi Arabian street has been released with a warning about road safety.

The child went viral on social media as he was filmed moving to the popular 1990s hit song by Los Del Rio in front of five lanes of cars stopped at traffic lights.

Police said the youngster, who wore shorts, a striped t-shirt and headphones in the video, was held because he had shown "improper public behaviour" and caused disruption.

The boy, whose name and nationality have not been given, was later released without charge, after he and his legal guardian were summoned for questioning, said the interior ministry.

It said: "They signed a written pledge that the teen will not engage in behaviour that could endanger his life and the life of others again.

"The notification was solely intended to warn the boy about potential consequences for his own safety, as well as to safeguard the overall safety of motorists and pedestrians."

In the clip, which has been shared thousands of times, the child can be seen dancing back and forth amid heavy traffic in the background.

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