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Pakistani ‘wolfman’ arrested for scaring families on New Year’s Eve


If there’s one thing that 2020 taught humanity, it was the importance of wearing face masks in the ongoing pandemic that has claimed the lives of millions of citizens across the globe.

However, a man in Peshawar, Pakistan had to pay the price for masking up while venturing out on New Year’s Eve of 2021. What’s wrong you ask? The mask, in itself, wasn’t a protective covering but a costume mask to scare off people. Yep.


The man in question was covered in a wolf mask when he planned to “prank” people following which he was detained by the authorities.

Sharing the incident on microblogging site Twitter, Pakistani journalist Omar R Quraishi also posted a photo in which the man, donning the mask, can be seen handcuffed along with the cops in the frame, posing for the photograph.

The bizarre incident didn’t go unnoticed on social media and netizens were left in splits. Many “lauded” him albeit sarcastically for being “responsible” for at least wearing a mask.