Russian couple arrested after baby swinging street act in Malaysia
Malaysian police arrested a Russian couple after a viral video showed them swinging their 4-month-old child during a street performance.(MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A Russian couple was arrested Monday after a viral video showed them violently swinging their four-month-old baby during a street performance, Malaysian police said.
The couple, a 28-year-old man and his 27-year-old wife, were detained in the heart of Kuala Lumpur while trying to woo spectators with their terrifying act. Police toldAFPthat the performance was to fund their world tour.
A 90-second video of their “act” went viral on Facebook on Sunday and showed a man in blue shorts and a white T-shirt holding the baby by the feet and swinging the infant between his legs and raising it above his head several times to the beat of music in the background.