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New Yorker Called ‘Idiot’ For Getting On The SUBWAY Tracks To Take A Photo Of His Boyfriend

‘Stupidity Has No Limits’: ‘Idiot’ New Yorker Gets Knocked Out After Crouching On SUBWAY Tracks To Take A Photo Of His Friend – While Floating Just INCHES Of Third Rail

  • Filmmaker Tim Eliot captured the risky moment, which was shared by the Instagram account Influencers in the Wild
  • A man in a denim jacket and sneakers is seen crouching in the middle of the tracks of a metro station
  • He uses his iPhone to take a picture of a friend sitting on the platform, his feet over the edge
  • The man on the track has been criticized for putting him and train passengers in danger if a train were to pass
  • He is also about a foot away from the electrified third rail, which can be fatal if touched


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A couple of friends in New York City have been called “idiots” and “Darwin Award candidates” after one jumped on the subway to snap a photo of the other.

Filmmaker Tim Eliot captured the perilous moment when one snapped away in the middle of the tracks, the electrified — and deadly — third rail just inches behind him.

The clip has shocked followers of the Instagram account Influencers in the wild, who have criticized the men for their reckless, dangerous behavior, stating, “This is why women live longer.”

A viral clip shows a man crouching in the middle of New York City's subway tracks to take a photo

A viral clip shows a man crouching in the middle of New York City’s subway tracks to take a photo

The nine-second video was shot at an unidentified covered subway station in New York City, where the tracks are several feet below the platform.

One of the men appears to have jumped down and can be seen crouching in the middle of the track, his backside hovering inches from one of the two running rails.

About a foot or so behind him in the third rail, which is powered by enough electricity to instantly kill anyone who touched him.

The man on the tracks holds up his iPhone and snaps photos of his friend, who sits on the yellow safety line and takes striking poses.

The seated man’s feet also dangle over the edge of the platform.

Filmmaker Tim Eliot captured the perilous moment when one snapped off in the middle of the track, the electrified — and deadly — third rail just inches behind him.

Filmmaker Tim Eliot captured the perilous moment when one snapped off in the middle of the track, the electrified — and deadly — third rail just inches behind him.

Filmmaker Tim Eliot captured the perilous moment when one snapped off in the middle of the track, the electrified — and deadly — third rail just inches behind him.

The man on the tracks holds up his iPhone and takes pictures of his friend, who sits on the yellow safety line and takes striking poses

The man on the tracks holds up his iPhone and takes pictures of his friend, who sits on the yellow safety line and takes striking poses

The man on the tracks holds up his iPhone and takes pictures of his friend, who sits on the yellow safety line and takes striking poses

“Do I hate them or am I just jealous of how deep their friendship goes?” asked the Influencers in the Wild account.

Commentators attacked the two men, criticizing them for being so irresponsible.

“This isn’t okay,” one wrote, while another claimed, “The stupidity knows no bounds.”

“All the fun and games until the train comes,” wrote another.

Many New York City subway stations have screens showing how long it will take for the next train to come, but they are sometimes inaccurate, with trains coming in not listed.

Commentators have jumped and criticized the two men for being so irresponsible

Commentators have jumped and criticized the two men for being so irresponsible

Commentators have jumped and criticized the two men for being so irresponsible

Many commentators worried less about a train running over the man and more about losing his balance and hitting the third rail.

“Dude is 1 foot away from the third rail,” one wrote.

“He’s about to get that 600v once in a lifetime shot,” a second commented, while a third agreed, “That’s a great way to get electrocuted.”

Jim Gannon, spokesperson for the Transport Workers Union International, said: ABC news that some people have survived by touching the third rail – but touching the running rail and the third rail at the same time is absolutely killer.

“If people really get smoked there, it’s when you hit a running rail and the third rail at the same time,” he said.

Many commentators were less concerned about a train running over the man and more concerned that he would lose his balance and hit the third rail.

Many commentators were less concerned about a train running over the man and more concerned that he would lose his balance and hit the third rail.

Many commentators were less concerned about a train running over the man and more concerned that he would lose his balance and hit the third rail.

New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) recorded 169 train-human collisions in 2020, killing 63.

In 2019 there were 62 deaths.

Last month, a 32-year-old man died while “subway surfing,” riding atop a J train while it was in motion.

Reportedly listing his position, he fell on the nearby tracks and was hit by another train, killing him.

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