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The Saudi Arabian Guy Arrested For Acting All Gay on the Internet

We don’t know the name of this 27-year-old man, but police in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, arrested him and his videographer in January after he dressed up like one of them, performed “inappropriate acts,” and uploaded the video, where it went viral and was also sent around via SMS. Supposedly the man featured in the video was also once charged “with a homosexual case but was bailed out.”

The video depicts a young Saudi man dressed in a police uniform inside a vehicle flirting with the man holding the camera. He asks the cameraman for his driver’s license and offers “comfort.”

At one point, he waves around what appears to be a real handgun. Later in the approximately two-and-a-half-minute video on YouTube, he lifts up his shirt and rubs his chest. The video quickly spread online and through SMS until police detained both men involved in the act. Attempts have been made to block the video from being viewed in Saudi Arabia.

Suddenly living in a country that merely prohibits you from getting married doesn’t sound so bad, eh?

UPDATE: He’s been sentenced.

[Arab News]