September 07, 2021

Duct-Taped and Speeding



Duct-Taped and Speeding
Daniel Myasnikov taped to a Chevrolet Camaro   Russia 24

A young Russian blogger and his accomplice published a video of vehicular hooliganism on September 1. Blogger Daniel Myasnikov and yellow Chevrolet Camaro driver Sanjar Hakberiev took to the road in Sochi with Myasnikov duct-taped from his armpits to his ankles on the right side of the sports car. Hakberiev was later arrested for the feat.

The men refer to themselves as “extreme bloggers,” and Myasnikov was recorded taped to the car traveling along the highway at speeds exceeding 180 km per hour (about 110 miles per hour).

Myasnikov has been recorded performing other stunts, such as rolling off the hood of a moving vehicle and landing in front of the braking car. He has also published a video where he jumped from the top of a collapsing tower of toilet paper rolls as it was hit by a car. Don't tell his mom.

Local police arrested the driver and gave him five days in custody for road violations of rules for transporting people, an unfastened seatbelt, and petty hooliganism. Hakbariev told Russia’s Channel 24 that they pulled the stunt with the goal of creating a viral video.

It has not been reported whether Myaznikov has been charged for hitting the road encased in tape.

 

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