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(VIDEO) Naked man does backflip into aquarium shark tank

Dangerous Lagoon shark tank at Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto. (RipleysAquaCA/WikiCommons)
October 18, 2018

Friday night at Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto, a man did a backflip right into the Dangerous Lagoon shark tank, wearing only his birthday suit.

Security warned the man to exit the tank but instead, he swam around and performed a second backflip for onlookers to watch, RT News reported.

The whole scene was caught on surveillance camera and has since gone viral.

A woman in the crowd of onlookers was heard saying, “Oh my gosh.”

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An observer, Erinn Acland, said, “The guy seemed totally relaxed and there were sharks like everywhere. He appeared to be totally nude and laughing.”

The suspect, the sharks, two sea turtles, and a green saw-fish were not injured.

Peter Doyle, general manager of Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada said, “The man was not held by security personnel after he left the tank, as the aquarium does not detain guests as a matter of protocol.”

“We called the police and he took off in just his pants and shoes and left the building,” Doyle added.

The suspect, who has been identified as 37-year-old David Weaver from Nelson, B.C., is currently sought by police, Global News reported.

Weaver is also wanted for a similar crime that took place the same day close to another popular Toronto tourist destination.

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Toronto police Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook said there were definite similarities in both cases.

“At this point, we believe that it is the same man,” she said.

In the first incident, which took place around 8 p.m., a 34-year-old male was attacked and taken to the hospital with serious injuries

Weaver is wanted for assault causing bodily harm and mischief interfering with property.

Police said Weaver has a shaved head, goatee, is about five-foot-10, weighing approximately 220 pounds, and has a front tooth missing.

He is driving a green Dodge Caravan with the British Columbia license plate PL120G.

“This was an unusual incident and we’re going to press charges for sure,” Doyle said, adding that the welfare of the aquarium’s animals is “paramount.”

In the five years since the aquarium first opened, Doyle said he has not seen anything quite like this.