VIDEO: Subway chicken: MTA outraged as kids play chicken on subway tracks
Teens try to wait each other out by waiting on the tracks of an oncoming train. "You can't outlaw stupidity," says an MTA spokesman.
We've all heard of "chicken," but now a group of teenage boys in Brooklyn are playing the urban, mass transit version of the game: Subway chicken.
As seen in this video circulating YouTube, a group of teenage boys jumped onto the train tracks as a train was nearing the station. The gag? Whoever is the last person to get off the tracks wins for bravery — or stupidity. The lights of an oncoming subway train can clearly be seen in the distance, and terrified bystanders can be heard screaming at the teens to get back on the platform.
Luckily, in this incident, nobody was hurt or struck by a train.
The MTA said they have turned the video over to the police, who are investigating.
“Playing on or near subway tracks is one of the most dangerous things anyone can do, and while you can’t outlaw stupidity you have to remember that 146 people were struck by subway trains last year and 47 of them died as a result," said MTA spokesman Charlie Seaton, according to NBC News. "The individuals depicted in this video should be taken into custody and then they should have their heads examined.”
You tell 'em, Charlie!