A girl nearly got her noggin taken off recently while riding up an escalator in a shopping mall in the Jiangxi city of Jingdezhen. Surveillance footage shows the girl playfully leaning over the escalator railing while ascending. About halfway up, her head appears to become stuck. Fortunately, she just manages to pull it free at the last possible moment.
Netizens have criticized two nearby fellow escalator-riders for how they reacted to the situation. Once the girl becomes stuck, they hurry ahead in a panic, failing to help her or press the emergency stop button.
Chinese escalators are, of course, already dangerous enough, so please, don’t tempt fate even more by doing things like this.