JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Man under the influence of meth turns tightrope walker in Saigon

Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 10:52 GMT+7

A young man allegedly watched the 2015 Hollywood movie The Walk and used meth before performing a tightrope walking stunt on electricity wires in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday.

The 23-year-old, later identified as a resident of the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, shocked passers-by when they spotted him walking along an overhead electrical wire on Ha Huy Giap Street in District 12.

Eyewitnesses said he would walk between the two power poles the wire was connected to, and at different points in his ‘performance’ sit down or give the poles a hug.

After failing to persuade him to return to the ground, local residents called the local firefighting department.

A ladder truck and a dozen firefighters were dispatched to the scene, eventually retrieving the alleged meth user on a mattress.

The ‘tightrope walker’ was in a confused and agitated mental state throughout the incident.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!



Read more




Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

Vietnamese-made app allows people to grow real veggies via smartphone

Nguyen Thi Duyen, a young engineer in Hanoi, developed the app and its related services to help busy people create their own veggie gardens.

Chinese tourists hit by Vietnamese over dine and dash

Four Chinese were reportedly injured, with one having a broken arm.

Latest news