Adrenaline junkie who filmed himself surfing the train reveals the bizarre reason he risks his life to try the dangerous stunt
- Man from Perth reveals bizarre reason why he filmed himself dangerously on the train
- Thrill-seeker Damien has since come forward to apologize for risky behavior
- He posted the images on social media last week and got a quick response
- Adrenaline Junkie Said He Doesn’t Want Anyone To Do The Dangerous Stunt Again
An adrenaline junkie has revealed the wild reason why he decided to risk his life by hanging from the side of a moving train that was traveling at over 100 miles per hour.
Western Australian man Damien has admitted that the only reason he attempted the dangerous stunt was because ‘there is nothing to do in Perth’.
The thrill-seeker filmed himself hanging from the back of two public trains in the middle of the night and posted the footage on social media last week.
The Perth man has now come forward to apologize and issue a warning to others after the video received a wave of backlash from angry internet users.
Western Australian man Damien (pictured) has admitted the only reason he attempted a dangerous stunt off the side of a train was because ‘there’s nothing to do in Perth’
Footage of the dangerous stunt shows an excited Damien yelling, “I’m a train-surfing mom.”
When asked by 7News reporters why he tried the dangerous stunt, the young man simply replied that he was “bored.”
“And as I’ve told other people, there’s nothing to do in Perth,” he explained.
However, the adrenaline junkie said he didn’t want anyone else to try to mimic the risky behavior and admitted the stunt had almost proved fatal.
‘Please don’t do it. On the 130km run you can really see my leg sliding off the train,” he revealed.
The adrenaline junkie said he didn’t want anyone else to try to mimic the risky behavior and admitted the stunt had almost proved fatal (pictured, Perth Central train station)
Damien said he understands the ramifications of his actions and the impact the stunt could have had on the train drivers, first responders and his family.
However, his honest explanation for the stunt has once again caught the attention of the entertained residents of Perth.
Reddit users were among the first to comment on the 7News clip, with some internet users saying they appreciated the young man’s candor.
“Ten out of ten for honesty,” one wrote.
“Someone from Perth is finally telling the truth,” said another.
Damien can now be beaten with a $12,000 fine or 12 months in prison, the maximum offense imposed under the Criminal Code (photo, Perth Central station)
As a resident of Perth I have to say this is probably the most interesting thing that’s been done here,” a third commented.
Public trains can reach speeds of up to 130 km/h, meaning that a fall from the roof or from inside the wagons could most likely be fatal.
Damien can now be beaten with a $12,000 fine or 12 months in prison, the maximum offense imposed under the Criminal Code.
In 2019, the maximum fine that could be imposed for trespassing on public transportation property was increased from $200 to a whopping $5,000.
The surge hoped to curb dangerous behavior after images of a man jumping from a moving train on Fremantle Bridge into the water below went viral in 2018.