Good work escalator kid-catch fella!

26 May 2010

The picture quality isn’t great but here’s some alarming footage from a Turkish shopping mall. At about one minute in, the Some daft-arse kid who has been mucking about gets stuck on the escalator’s hand rail and before he knows it, he’s whizzing his way up to the top of the thing.

Luckily, a shopkeeper gets wind of what is happening and rushes out to catch the errant urchin as he falls to his near-certain death. Give the man a balloon AND a badge for his efforts.

20 comments

  • Nobby
    Whoever uploaded that needs to learn how to edit video. Boring start, followed by a moving white thing that then drops. OK, not much they can do about the quality, but do people really want to watch a oving escaltor for a minute before anything happens?
  • Roger
    Damn, that was shit.
  • Hickey
    Thats 2 minutes of my life wasted. Thanks Bitterwallet !
  • Fritzel
    5 stars would fap again
  • zeddy
    That kid was almost a donner.
  • Veronica
    Bet the parents were gutted. Foiled again.
  • Matt
    who is john jones?
  • sharkymouth
    The Martian Manhunter
  • paypal
    John Jones is a twat........................imho
  • Amanda H.
    Natural Selection foiled again.
  • John c.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/10166217.stm
  • Brian
    Hi, my name is Brian. This video could have shown a BLOODY tragedy, but is a happy story. I like happy stories, so please post more happy stories. Thanks
  • M4RKM
    I blame bad parenting.. I mean, where was the kids father... shopping?!
  • Mike H.
    Damn that shop keeper!
  • parpparp
    It's those Young Turks again!
  • Nobby
    Great, someone has learnt to edit video!
  • The B.
    Frankly, that should have been Darwinism in action, that chap interrupted the natural balance and we now have one more idiot in the world as a consequence, it happens every day and it depresses me.
  • Ducky
    This exact thing happened in the "West 12" shopping centre in Shepherd's Bush about two months ago. That time a security guard caught the kid. Absolute hero. Having said that, maybe more escalators should have the plastic guards on them now? I've seen a few in my time and it'd definitely prevent this kind of thing.
  • Atheos, A.
    Plastic guards, my Holy Arse. Fucking razor wire would be better.
  • Dylan 3.
    The parents should have tought that child to FEAR and Respect that escalator! Mallrats quote

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