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Man arrested after smoking 100 cigarettes at PC cafe

A man in his 20s smokes 100 cigarettes in a smoking room at a PC cafe in Ulsan on Wednesday in this screen capture from CCTV footage. Screen captured from SBS
A man in his 20s smokes 100 cigarettes in a smoking room at a PC cafe in Ulsan on Wednesday in this screen capture from CCTV footage. Screen captured from SBS

By Bahk Eun-ji

A man in his 20s was arrested for lighting up about 100 cigarettes in a smoking room at a PC cafe to make a provocative YouTube video, police said Friday.

According to the Ulsan Nambu Police Station, the man opened seven packs of cigarettes in the smoking room in Ulsan at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

In CCTV footage, the man is seen lighting the cigarettes and smoking them with both hands. He then throws the butts on the floor while smoke fills the room.

"Smoke kept coming out as if there was a fire in the smoking room," a cafe patron said. "The inside was full of smoke."

The cafe owner rushed to the smoking room when he saw the CCTV footage.

"I thought the store was burning," SBS quoted the owner as saying. "I was so frightened that I called the police because I thought he were here to set a fire."

Police who attended the scene said the man stated that "I was filming a YouTube video."

They said he is known to use the facility without paying.

Police are investigating whether to charge him with obstruction of business and trespassing.


A man in his 20s smokes 100 cigarettes in a smoking room at a PC cafe in Ulsan on Wednesday in this screen capture from CCTV footage. Screen captured from SBS
A man in his 20s smokes 100 cigarettes in a smoking room at a PC cafe in Ulsan on Wednesday in this screen capture from CCTV footage. Screen captured from SBS

By Bahk Eun-ji

A man in his 20s was arrested for lighting up about 100 cigarettes in a smoking room at a PC cafe to make a provocative YouTube video, police said Friday.

According to the Ulsan Nambu Police Station, the man opened seven packs of cigarettes in the smoking room in Ulsan at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

In CCTV footage, the man is seen lighting the cigarettes and smoking them with both hands. He then throws the butts on the floor while smoke fills the room.

"Smoke kept coming out as if there was a fire in the smoking room," a cafe patron said. "The inside was full of smoke."

The cafe owner rushed to the smoking room when he saw the CCTV footage.

"I thought the store was burning," SBS quoted the owner as saying. "I was so frightened that I called the police because I thought he were here to set a fire."

Police who attended the scene said the man stated that "I was filming a YouTube video."

They said he is known to use the facility without paying.

Police are investigating whether to charge him with obstruction of business and trespassing.


Bahk Eun-ji ejb@koreatimes.co.kr


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