A Polish tourist was confronted by an angry mob of locals after he decided to climb Mexico’s Chichén Itzá Pyramid.
The chaotic moment was captured on video at the historical archaeological site in Mexico’s Yucatan. In the footage, which was shared by TMZ, the tourist can be seen descending down the pyramid’s steps and is immediately confronted by a furious collective of locals. A shirtless man wielding a stick then takes a swing at the tourist and nails them on the head.
The Mayan temple is considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and is revered as a holy site. It’s also illegal to climb. The tourist reportedly spent 12 hours detained by police before he was released.
The latest incident transpired shortly after another tourist climbed the very same pyramid and did a dance once she got to the top, much to the disgust of onlookers, who booed and scolded her as she made her way up and down the UNESCO heritage site.
The woman in question was escorted away by what appeared to be the archaeological site’s security, but the crowd similarly mobbed and yelled at her as she attempted to make her way through, with some telling her she needs to be “locked up.” Others tossed water in her general direction and attempted to make physical contact with her.
“This is so disrespectful,” wrote TikTok user @angelalopeze, who posted the now-viral video. “Don’t mess with my Mexican people.”