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“The local power company initiated an emergency power cut,” the People’s Daily stated. (Representational)

Shanghai:

A person in China scaled a utility pole to do sit-ups off the highest of it, beautiful onlookers and inflicting an influence minimize to 1000’s of houses, media stated Tuesday.

The unnamed man was taken away by police following his antics on Sunday night on the outskirts of the southwestern metropolis of Chengdu, the People’s Daily stated.

It revealed a video on the Twitter-like Weibo displaying the person suspended about 10 metres (30 ft) within the air as he did a abdomen crunch off the highest of the pylon.

“The local power company initiated an emergency power cut… affecting tens of thousands of households,” the People’s Daily stated.

Emergency companies, together with medical personnel, rushed to the scene, The Paper in Shanghai stated.

It was not clear why the person determined to do sit-ups off the pole however state media warned in opposition to anybody copying him.

“The man’s behaviour is too dangerous!” stated one outlet.

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The incident was a sizzling matter on Chinese social media, with no less than 1.7 million views of 1 hashtag regarding it.

“I was annoyed because no electricity… and when I see the news and know the reason, I feel annoyed and amused at the same time,” stated one Weibo consumer affected by the weird incident.

Another on Weibo didn’t discover it so humorous.

“Black-outs can waste a lot of money and potentially lead to a fatal accident,” they stated.

Local police had been unavailable for remark.

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