LAST_UPDATESun, 20 May 2018 4pm

[Video] So-Called Magician Caught After Performing Tricks By Grabbing Volunteers’ Breasts

Having slick hand movements is vital for magicians to perform magic tricks but some take it up another notch to take advantage of their volunteers.

This is what a street magician in Chengdu, capital of southwest China’s Sichuan Province, did as he randomly stopped women on the streets and asked them to participate in his act.

A video that recorded the incident showed the magician groping the women’s breasts while pretending to balance a coin.

When the video went viral on June 14, netizens were outraged by what the magician did and slammed it as sexual harassment, using the #StreetMagicianMakesNameTouchingBreasts hashtag.

Despite apologising on his Sina Weibo account on June 15, the police detained the magician surnamed Xu, 26, together with the person who helped the magician to film his acts.

BBC reports that the magician is actually a video blogger who has more than 40,000 followers on Sina Weibo, and describes himself as an “online prankster".

He even dubbed himself “The Pick-up Master”, in one of his videos posted, bragging about his obscene acts with the women he had exploited.