Thursday, April 19, 2012

"Subway Chicken" YouTube Video Angers MTA, Riders

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"The individuals depicted in this video should be taken into custody and then they should have their heads examined," the MTA said

A YouTube video showing teenagers jumping onto subway tracks as a train approaches is alarming subway riders and transit officials who said "they should have their heads examined."

The video, posted Monday, shows the teens jumping onto a set of tracks at a Brooklyn subway stop. Onlookers scream at them, but the teens continue to linger even as the lights of the approaching train come into view.

Ultimately, the boys make it back on to the platform, the last one with a mere 10 seconds to spare before the train pulls in.

It appears they were playing a potentially deadly game of chicken, competing to see who dares to stay on the tracks the longest before the train comes. Read More