A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in the Saudi city of Jeddah for dancing to the Macarena song in a street, reported by the Telegraph.
The boy was accused of “improper public behaviour” for enjoying the 1990s pop hit as he crossed a road.
Mecca police said the unnamed boy also disrupted traffic. It was unclear if he was going to be formally charged.
In a 45-second video clip, shared widely on social media, the boy stops halfway across the road and starts the well-known dance routine.
Jeddah boy dancing in the middle of Tahlia Street is the hero we need pic.twitter.com/fui9v2UuDF
— Ahmed Al Omran (@ahmed) August 19, 2017
The footage was first posted last year, but his arrest was reported on Monday
Some said the boy was a “legend” and “hero”, while others apparently agreed with the Saudi authorities, stating that the behaviour was “immoral”.
That's the kind of son I wanna have 👌🏼😂 https://t.co/iCDJ8Kyfdk
— Sahira Nahari (@sahiranahari) August 22, 2017
I love him https://t.co/Joa5BHdkvJ
— آيمي روكو (@AmyRoko) August 22, 2017
A young woman was arrested last month after footage emerged of her wearing a miniskirt and crop top at an archaeological site.
The unnamed woman was detained by Saudi Arabia’s vice and virtue police on charges of wearing “indecent clothing”.