Tuesday 24 October 2017

Police warn model who dangled 1,000ft off Dubai skyscraper 'don't do it again'

Viktoria Odintsova. Picture: Instagram
Viktoria Odintsova. Picture: Instagram
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A model who dangled herself from a massive skyscraper in Dubai has been warned to never do it again.

A cmale assistant held Viktoria Odintsova's hand as she leaned back off a the 73-storey Cnyan Tower building, and then dropped off the ledge.

The model (22) posted the video and pictures on her Instagram account.

She wrote; "I still can’t believe I did it. Every time I watch the video my palms go sweaty."

But now Metro is reporting that police in the city have summoned the model from St Petersburg in Russia to sign a pledge never to put her life in danger for her work again.

Major-General Khalil Ibrahim al-Mansouri, of Dubai police, told Arabic newspaper Al-Ittihad that Odintcova had been summoned to sign an undertaking not to repeat any dangerous moves that could endanger her life in Dubai.

"What the young Russian woman had done represents a danger to her life."

He added it was important for residents in the Gulf Arab city to avoid dangerous hobbies without taking necessary precautions or obtaining prior permission from authorities.

Viktoria Odintsova. Picture: Instagram
Viktoria Odintsova. Picture: Instagram

The photo has amassed over 70,000 likes and more than 380,000 people have 'liked' the video.

However, many have criticised the model's move for being reckless.

“How can you disregard your life like that?" one comment stated.

“If I was your parent I would smack both you and the guy with the beard!”

Another wrote; "A very bad example for the youth."

And someone else added; “Crazy! looks like god gave you beauty, but seems like he forgot to grace you with a brain."

The photo has been reported on by several global publications.

It was taken at the top of the 73-storey Cayan Tower, which was the world's tallest building when it opened in 2013.

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