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9/21/2004, Watching kids make a death walk to avoid paying train fare
Generally, to ride the train, you buy a ticket and put it in a machine as you go through the gates. Tonight, I saw some kids skirting the system. You see, there's a rail about 10 inches wide that passes along top of a big staircase. You could theoretically walk along it to avoid the gates. However, if you fell, you'd fall maybe 30-40 feet onto hard, concrete stairs. You could easily die. So, it never seemed like much of a security risk for the train company. Well, tonight, I saw not one but 5 high-school age kids scurry across the rail. They motioned to me, asking that I not report them. What I really wanted was to take a picture, but I dared not for fear that I might startle one of them and make him/her fall and die. Anyway, these were some brave kids.
|I wanted to take a picture of the rail, but it's hard to get a picture that captures the depth. So, I took a really crappy 40 second movie trying to capture the depth of the space. It didn't come out very well.|
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