Birthdays are indeed one of the most eagerly awaited and memorable days of our lives. However, for one Mumbai teen, this birthday celebration went in the wrong direction. A 17-year-old boy from the Borivali area of west Mumbai ran into trouble with the law after he was spotted cutting not just one but twenty different birthday cakes to mark his special day. The issue was not with the humongous number of cakes, but with the use of a sword to cut them. A video of the eyeball-grabbing celebration was shared on social media, where the teen boy could be seen cutting all the cakes in one go. The clip went viral and received police and media attention too. Take a look:
A 17-year-old youth was allegedly arrested under the Arms Act by Maharashtra police for cutting birthday cakes with a sword in Mumbai’s Borivali area.@MumbaiPolicepic.twitter.com/pu9Wea2Ftc— Ahmed Khabeer احمد خبیر (@AhmedKhabeer_) September 19, 2022
The video was shared by user @AhmedKhabeer_ on Twitter. In the clip, we could see twenty cakes lined up in one row right next to each other. Each cake had a letter on top in different coloured cream. The 17-year-old used a sword to slice through them in one go in this head-turning and bizarre stunt on his birthday. Although there was no audio in the clip, it seemed that passers-by were cheering him on for his birthday.
Mumbai Police took immediate action upon seeing the teenage boy’s birthday celebration video. They tracked him down and served him a notice under the Arms Act for using a sword to cut his birthday cake. An offence has been registered under the act and further probe is awaited, as per the Mumbai Police’s statement to ANI. Take a look:
Mumbai’s MHB Police have registered a case against a 17-year-old youth under the Arms Act for cutting his birthday cake with a sword. A video went viral on social media where he was seen cutting 21 cakes with a sword. The video is from Borivali area: Mumbai Police— ANI (@ANI) September 19, 2022
This is not the only time Mumbai police have been in the news. In April last year, they sent a cake to a ‘responsible citizen’ for being home on his birthday. This decision was praiseworthy during the lockdown period when people were being asked to stay home to curb the spread of the Coronavirus. Click here to read more about this story.
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