A foreigner who was filmed peeing at a traffic light in South Denpasar last week is now on immigration’s wanted list, after his WTF act caused outrage on social media.
As previously reported by Coconuts Bali, the man, who was on his motorbike, released himself at an intersection near a McDonald’s in Sanur during the red light. An eyewitness, Natasya, a 22-year-old college student who was in the car next to him with her family, took a clip and shared it online – which went viral.
The man, according to Natasya, looked Middle Eastern and looked “high” as he kept honking before stopping at the red light.
Whatever the man’s nationality is, the action drew ire from netizens who considered what he had done was shameful and disrespectful toward Bali and the locals in particular.
Denpasar Immigration Office Head Tedy Riyandi said that the bureau is looking for the man, whose identity is still not known. Immigration authorities, he added, are working alongside the Public Order Agency (Satpol PP), as well as officials from the Transportation Agency and the Social Agency.
“We are trying to contact the [social media] account that uploaded the clip of the bule [foreigner] who urinated at the traffic light. The person who recorded the incident, [we want to see] whether they have another video or at least a clip that shows the bike’s plate number,” Tedy said.
Tedy added that a case involving a foreigner publicly urinating and causing widespread offense is a first in Bali, and officials are working to catch the offender as soon as possible.
To Coconuts Bali, Natasya said this morning that she has yet to be contacted by the authorities. She also confirmed that, unfortunately, she did not catch the man’s license plate number.
“If I caught it, I would have shared it from the start,” she said in a text message.
Separately, Denpasar Police Traffic Unit Chief Ni Putu Utariani confirmed that she had requested the Bali Province Transportation Agency to review CCTV footage around the area in order to locate pee man.