By Taniya Dutta
This is the hilarious moment a man is caught on a CCTV camera stretching his arms in front of a shop – only to attempt to steal a light bulb.
The video, filmed in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, Southern India, has left social media users in split.
Recorded early on the morning of June 23, the video begins with an unidentified man wearing a striped t-shirt casually standing near a sidewalk in front of few shops.
Gradually he moves closer to the hanging light bulb and tries to steal it, but quickly starts twisting his belly for about a minute in order to throw off onlookers.
After a while, he manages to swiftly remove the lightbulb and pocket it, completely unaware his ruse has been caught on the close-circuit camera installed at one of the shops.
According to the time stamp on the CCTV, the incident took place around 5am. There has been no case registered against the man with the local police, and so his identity is still not known.