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Kid Gets Kicked in the Head Trying to Take a Selfie Too Close to a Moving Train

YouTube user Jared Michael learned a valuable lesson recently when he attempted to take a selfie too close to a moving freight train and received a kick to the head as a reward.

The story begins with an attempted selfie video and ends with what looks to be a railroad engineer delivering a kick to the young man’s head. Whether or not this was done on purpose is anybody’s guess, but Michael learned a valuable lesson about taking photos near moving trains “for fun.”

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As Michael put it in the video’s description:

I tried to take a selfie while a train passed a “safe” distance behind. I guess I was still too close and got kicked in the head. I messed up.

We’d say so, kid. Just be thankful it was only a boot you took to the dome.

(via Laughing Squid)


P.S. As one of our astute commenters on Facebook pointed out, the conductor’s kick might have actually saved the young man’s life. The boot appears to be knocking Michael’s head out of the way of a big metal piece. Here a link to the photo evidence.