Recently in Xiangyang, Hubei province, a man was spotted doing his daily morning exercise atop a bridge railing. In a feat of daredevil-style multi-tasking, he is seen running barefoot on the railing, while still managing to chit-chat on the phone at the same time.
A local reporter stopped him and tried to persuade him that what he was doing was, in fact, dangerous. However, the man protested that he had no fear.
“Since I was a child, I’ve never been afraid of heights, and I like to climb,” the 48-year-old man surnamed Li informed the reporter, adding that he was also a fan of extreme sports.
Previously, Li was brought in by police after being caught running on the raillings of an overpass. Threatened with charges of public endangerment, he was forced to sign a paper promising that he would never again run atop overpass railing.
So, instead, Li has since switched to bridge railings. Much safer that way.
“I’m not bothering anyone, there are no cars on the railings,” he shrugged.
By Alex Tang
[Images via Knews]
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