WTF ?! Some influential people will do anything for the views, including, apparently, tying their handcuffed girlfriend to the roof of a car and driving. But the stunt has led Sergey Kosenko to run into trouble with the Moscow State Traffic Inspectorate, which is reportedly investigating the incident.
Kosenko has built his five million followers by posting dangerous stunts in the past. His latest Instagram video shows the Russian influencer driving through the streets of Moscow in a Bentley. While there is nothing unusual about that, Kosenko’s girlfriend was tied to the ceiling, gagged with duct tape, and handcuffed to him at the time.
Kosenko wrote that he had done the same thing “already 20 times”. He claims that it is one of the many “confidence tests” that the couple does; surely counseling would be safer.
The video may have won Kosenko a new following, but the Moscow State Traffic Inspectorate was not impressed. He posted a statement on Telegram that says: “Employees of the Moscow State Traffic Inspectorate initiated a verification on the fact of a video posted on the Internet, in which a girl is tied to the roof of a moving car.”
Kosenko wrote in an Instagram follow-up post that both he and his girlfriend apologized for the incident and were fined, though the 750 rubles (about $ 10) is unlikely to bankrupt the couple. Kosenko said it was a “shame” to lose the money.
According to the Russian publication Life (via well-informed person), the Bentley did not belong to Kosenko and had 68 unpaid tickets attached. It is not the first time that his antics have attracted attention: He was deported from Indonesia for organizing a party in violation of Covid-19 rules, and he enraged the entire island of Bali by driving a motorcycle from a dock while a woman held him. by the back. .
Influencers, of course, are no strangers to stunts like these; You might remember the TikTok star who licked the toilet seats for a “coronavirus challenge,” the people eating Tide Pods, the Kiki Challenge, and the Bird Box Challenge.
Insider notes that Kosenko appears to be following a Russian trend called “trash streaming” or “thrash streaming,” in which people film themselves performing dangerous acts for money. It has already caused several deaths, including that of a 60-year-old man who passed away during a live broadcast after consuming 1.5 liters of vodka.