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Pic shows: Young man Alexander Shapovalov took a trip around town in an armchair tied by a rope to the back of the car.

Russian police are considering legal action against the young man who took a trip around town in an armchair tied by a rope to the back of the car.

Alexander Shapovalov, 23, had been planning to take the old armchair to the rubbish tip but couldn’t fit it into his car.

He said: «I then decided to tie it up behind my car and dragged it there with one of my friends driving, and as it was on the road anyway I decided to sit on it.»

A video that he shot together with pals shows the armchair being dragged down the frozen streets behind the Subaru Forester with sparks flying from underneath the piece of furniture.

Then later, after spotting a car park in the city of of Krasnoyarsk in Central Russiaís Krasnoyarsk Krai region with other young car drivers trying out drifting techniques, he and his friends decided to join in complete with armchair.

The video themselves with Alexander being dragged in the armchair behind his drifting car and one point turning over, sending him skidding across the road.

And at the end after several others had also tried surfing with the armchair, they dragged it back to the tip where Alexander said farewell to his faithful piece of furniture with a kiss.

He said: «It was always comfortable but I never knew it could also be so much fun.»

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