A 13-year-old boy in Hong Kong, who apparently uploaded a video of himself breaking into a McDonald’s dessert kiosk to shoplift HK$10 (US$1.27) worth of ice cream, has been arrested and released on bail.
Copies of the video have been circulating online.
The boy, who is dressed in black, can be seen entering the dessert kiosk while saying, “Making ice cream for free” at the beginning of the 24-second video.
He then says, “[A] sundae,” as if imitating a customer of the fast food chain making an order.
After serving himself a cup of ice cream, he runs off and passes by a younger looking child who can be seen watching him.
According to Sing Tao Daily, the incident happened in a McDonald’s outlet in Shek Kip Mei in Kowloon.
The company said it has handed the matter over to the police, the report added.
The report also quoted the police as saying that a 13-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of shoplifting HK$10 worth of food.
The force said the boy was arrested on Sunday in Sham Shui Po and has since been released on bail.
He has to report to the police next month, the report added.
Some netizens called the boy silly for filming himself committing the act of shoplifting, while others condemned him for being a bad example to children.
“It’s foolish to have this filmed,” said one internet user.
“It’s a small matter to steal the ice cream, I’m more worried about the spread of [the Covid-19] virus😡,” another added.