A five-year-old boy climbed up onto the roof of a medical clinic to try and avoid being circumcised.
The boy had been taken by his parents for the operation, which is common in Indonesia.
He ran away up to the roof, where he stayed for two hours as people tried to persuade him to come down.
Dr Anik Sutari said she had never seen anything like it during her years of practice in the city of Serang, capital of Banten province, on the island of Java.
She shared the photograph of the boys stunt on Facebook on July 8 and admitted she had been stumped as to what to do.
Dr Sutari said: Throughout my professional history, out of the 20 years I have been doing circumcisions and the thousands of children I have circumcised, this is the first time Ive seen a child flee to the top of the roof.
She and the boys parents had been reluctant to follow the frightened youngster onto the roof in case he tried to run away and fell.
The boy finally came down after his parents thought to contact his schoolteacher who had a good relationship with him.