A disturbing selfie video appearing to show a man spiking a woman’s drink has gone viral on Twitter.
The woman is seen filming herself dancing around with a friend at a party, holding her phone in one hand and dangling her drink with the other.
As she enjoys herself dancing, the cup tilts away from her leaving it vulnerable to a man who sneaks up and appears to discreetly put something in her drink.
Twitter user Jaeda_sky uploaded the video on April 4 and it quickly went viral receiving, at time of writing (April 9), over 10 million views, 97,000 retweets and 176,000 likes.
Sharing her friend’s video, Jaeda tweeted a warning to others writing:
I’ll never understand how a dude can be so wack with no game and feel the need to be such a disgusting predator. Ladies watch your drinks! Watch her cup.
I’ll never understand how a dude can be so wack with no game and feel the need to be such a disgusting predator. Ladies watch your drinks! Watch her cup ??? pic.twitter.com/wbIKeETiiW
— ?Jaeda_sky? (@Jaeda_sky) April 4, 2018
After the video was posted it was met with comments from many labelling it as fake, rumours Jaeda quickly shut down.
The woman in the video, Kristal Santos, has since spoken out revealing the incident happened at a party in Espcarpas do Lago, Brazil.
Although it is unclear what the man put in her drink, Kristal has assured people she did not drink anything from the cup afterwards as it was already empty.
In a lengthy Instagram post, originally written in Portugese, Kristal confirmed she was okay and responded to the viral video.
I thank everyone from my heart for the messages of concern! I like parties, I like to drink (sometimes even more).
Once again I will explain here to those who are still worried… I did not drink anything from that cup because it was at the end of the party and the glass was already empty.
Nothing happened to me. Yes I’m glad the video is resonating in a positive way, as an alert for everyone to take more care of their glasses, including me.
I bet just like my mother, the mother of everyone, has warned a thousand times to take care of their glasses, I thought she exaggerated!
But it’s no exaggeration, because we always think that with us it will never happen. But the truth is it can happen anytime and anywhere.
Kristal’s post has, at time of writing, received over 1,700 likes as people praised her for further emphasising Jaeda’s warning.
O #TBT de hj vai ser do feriado top que passei em Escarpas do Lago! Agradeço a todos de coração pelas msgs de preocupação!! Pensei mto antes de vir aqui escrever e me expor, mas quem me conhece sabe que eu sou um livro aberto e não sou de guardar nada pra mim. Gosto de festas, gosto de beber(às vezes até de mais) e quem anda cmg sabe mto bem que a única coisa que faço é BEBER e só. Bom..mas isso não é o importante pq as únicas pessoas que devo satisfação e que realmente me importam são minha família e meus amigos de verdade, e o resto como já diz..é resto! Mais uma vez vou explicar aqui pra quem continua preocupados…Eu não bebi nada daquele copo pq estava no final da festa e o copo já estava vazio, ou seja nada me aconteceu. Sim, fico feliz que o vídeo está repercutindo de uma forma positiva, como um alerta para todos tomarem mais cuidado com seus copos, inclusive eu. Aposto que assim como minha mãe a mãe de todo mundo já avisou mil vezes para tomarem cuidado com os copos, eu achava ela exagerada!rs…mas não é exagero, pq a gente sempre acha que com a gente isso nunca vai acontecer, mas a verdade é que pode sim acontecer a qualquer momento e em qualquer lugar. Acho que cada um faz e usa o que bem intender, mas a partir de que seja por vontade própria. Bom é isso…ahh mais uma coisa pra quem tem coragem de fazer comentários do tipo..tá na balada, tá dançando, tá bebendo, tá de roupa curta, ela não presta, e merece levar um boa noite Cinderela…Aqui o boa noite Cinderela pra vocês!!??? #aloiradocopo
The comments sections on both Jaeda’s tweet and Kristal’s Instagram post also saw people criticise the man questioning his actions.
Marc Busain advised those in the video to take it to the police writing:
Make sure that goes straight to the cops.
Make sure that goes straight to the cops.
— Marc Busain (@MarcBusain) April 8, 2018
A Twitter user known as Thumper hit back at those defending the man tweeting:
All the guys defending the ‘drugger’ in this video… You’re all outing yourselves. So thanks, we now know who to avoid/report when this kind of thing happens to these women.
All the guys defending the "drugger" in this video… You're all outing yourselves. So thanks, we now know who to avoid/report when this kind of thing happens to these women.
— T H U M P E R (@OnlyThumPer) April 5, 2018
It is currently unknown who the man was and what has happened to him.
If you’re on your own and think you have been spiked, call someone you trust or dial 999 if you need urgent help.
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.