Man dangles son from tower window just for Facebook likes (photo)
A man shocked people recently when he dangled a terrified baby out of a 15-storey window so he could get likes on the social media website Facebook.
The man has however been jailed for the act, Daily Telegaph reports.
In the sickening photographs, a terrified tot can be seen held by the scruff of his T-shirt out of an open window of an apartment building.
The man, a relative of the young boy, captioned the images with: “1000 likes or I drop him”.
The shocking stunt took place in a residence in the Algerian capital of Algiers on Sunday and quickly sparked panic and outrage.
The Sun newspaper reports he held the child there, some 45 metres above the ground, while filming the incident.
Disgusted viewers quickly contacted police and the man, who has not been named in local press, was arrested and charged with child abuse.
Local news service Al Arabiya said the child was “in a state of fear and bewilderment”.
In court, prosecutors revealed he had carried out the sick stunt simply to gain a high number of views and likes on the social media site.
Media activist Dalila Belkheir told the local press the man was “not a father but a terrorist.”
The child’s father pleaded with the court to forgive the man, saying he was just playing a game.
However he was found guilty yesterday and sentenced to two years imprisonment.
Reacting to the post online, one user said: “What is most striking is that it appears that the father is carrying his son with his left hand while using his right hand to take the picture.
“This means the picture is more important than the child’s life.”