Woman Arrested for Taking Instagram Photo on Metro Tracks

Woman Arrested for Taking Instagram Photo on Metro Tracks

Enough already. I feel like the past year has been a repeating loop of the song "Nookie," where "nookie" is replaced with "Instagram" and Fred Durst is replaced with people who are somehow more stupid than Fred Durst. Internet points are not worth breaking the law or risking your life for; they just aren't. But try telling that to the woman who decided to do a handstand on the DC Metro tracks.

Less than a week after a teenager in Russia fell from a building and died while trying to capture a photo for his Instagram, a Virginia woman has been arrested after security camera footage caught her and a partner climbing down onto the Metrorail tracks at a station just outside of Washington DC last year. You can see NBC Washington's report on the incident below.

https://youtu.be/BYDyM5XUke0

The woman's name has not been released, but she is scheduled to appear in court to face trespassing charges later this month. While her identity has not been officially verified, there are several photos floating around the internet that appear to be from the "Metrorail Shoot".

I want to stress that the DC police have not officially released the name of the woman and the Instagram account referenced in the above images has since been deleted.

In the video, you see the woman stumble and almost fall, not once, but twice, before then deciding to be extra brilliant and attempt a handstand on the tracks. In case you were unaware, the DC Metrorail employs the fairly standard third rail system, which means that larger rail on the left of the image above has 750 volts actively running through it which, to put it in layman's terms, would really suck to touch.

There is really no situation imaginable where Instagram likes are worth risking arrest, injury, or death. I get that the leading lines and symmetry of train tracks are like some sort of weird Siren's song to mediocre photographers, but how many people have to get arrested or die before we accept that maybe there is a safer way to take cliché photos?

[Via NBC Washington, Washington Post, Yoga Dork]

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14 Comments
Ariel Martini's picture

reminds me...

Prefers Film's picture

At least the aurhorities got to her before Darwin...

Eric Lefebvre's picture

Either a train or that third rail....

Jennifer Kelley's picture

1) It's absolutely idiotic to be on the tracks of a subway system. Given the liability, they should absolutely issue fines to anyone stupid enough to play on the tracks then post it to social media.
2) Why would you want your face that close to the floor of the subway? I want to give her a Wet Wipe.
3) Ok, I'm going to digress for a moment and say that the one place someone should absolutely use Photoshop is to get rid of camel toe, preferably before posting the picture on Instagram.

Doc Pixel's picture

Something similar crossed my mind, but I slapped myself before posting ;)

Kendrick Howard's picture

Keep going these are perfect lol.

Lorri Adams's picture

"Apparently getting into the tracks on the DC metro is a big no-no. I didn't know" - WHAT! Common sense dictates that even if it wasn't illegal, it certainly is not SAFE. Sheesh, the things people do to get their 15 minutes of fame!

Eric Lefebvre's picture

15 MINUTES? Try more like 15 seconds ... our societies attention span has diminshed a gre... SQUIRELL!

Mister Mike's picture

"I get that the leading lines and symmetry of train tracks are like some sort of weird Siren's song to mediocre photographers, but how many people have to get arrested or die before we accept that maybe there is a safer way to take cliché photos?"

Did anyone else hear the mic drop? That was a BEAUTIFUL conclusion.

Andrew Strother's picture

*drop*

Ricky Perrone's picture

Haha these comments are awesome. I'm friends with a couple of these yoga pose posters on Facebook, its f'ing ridiculous. That third rail could have easily made this session extra crispy. What a moron, on several distinctly different levels.

Maurice Jager's picture

"That third rail could have easily made this session extra crispy"... OMG ROFLMAO

Nixon K's picture

They could have easily shot that picture with a selfie stick and photoshopped her in but then again she won't be on the news. LOL

Max Leitner's picture

things we do to #liveauthentic