The subway is notoriously a place where nothing seems to be off limits. That said, public transportation brings with it some interesting characters from all walks of life. While sometimes it can be frustrating to deal with the crazy, other times you find yourself in disbelief that things you see can still shock you. This is one of those edge-of-your-seat shockers.
Over the weekend a video went viral of a man riding the train from an unusual location—just outside the subway doors.
This daredevil must have been in quite a hurry to get to his destination. So much so that he couldn’t wait to catch the next train and decided to hop on this one even after the doors closed. Thanks to the internet we’re all able to see what this experience would be like as an onlooker. Watch the full video below!
As the train speeds through the tunnel this man seems particularly calm. But based on the unhappy look on his face we imagine he regretted his decision instantly.
Lucky for him the subway didn’t hit any snags that could have thrown him off! Or maybe he gripped onto the sides of the door with all his might. Either way, he was incredibly fortunate to make it; although we doubt he’ll be doing this again anytime soon.
Unfortunately, not all subway surfers are as lucky. Last week a 13-year-old attempted to ride the train in a similar fashion and was struck by a “Do Not Enter” sign in Coney Island, severely injuring himself.
So you should think twice before getting any ideas on how to go about bypassing the inconvenient platform wait times during rush hour.
Featured image source: Subway Creatures