Viral Video: Man in Teddy Bear Outfit Dances at a Railway Crossing, Arrested

According to the RPF, the video of the man's act was shot by bystanders on Sunday evening, when he jumped a manned level crossing as express and freight trains were passing by

Published: January 24, 2023 9:44 AM IST

By Trending Desk | Edited by Rajashree Seal

Teddy Godfather dancing at railway crossing
Teddy Godfather dancing at railway crossing

Gorakhpur: A man wearing teddy outfit was arrested by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur for dancing at a railway crossing. A video of the act had also gone viral on social media. According to the RPF, the video of the man’s act was shot by bystanders on Sunday evening, when he jumped a manned level crossing as express and freight trains were passing by.

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Chandra Mohan Mishra, senior commandant of the north-eastern railway (NER), said “The man not only violated the railway norms but also risked his life. He was arrested by sub-inspector Deepak of Gorakhpur Cantt railway station RPF post.”

The arrested man has been identified as 22-year-old Sunil Kumar who wroks as Yellow Teddy Bear Professional Mascot for birthday parties, events and functions. The accused, a resident of Kundaghat under Shahpur police station, has been booked under the Railway Act 145 (nuisance).

He also has a YouTube channel and Instagram account called ‘Teddy Godfather’. Kumar said he earns a living by playing the role of a teddy bear at children’s birthday parties, fairs, and public parks.

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Published Date: January 24, 2023 9:44 AM IST