Man On Train Misses His Stop, So He Pulls Emergency Release To Get Off

July 23, 2015

As a subway train left the L’Enfant Plaza station in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, a man on board realized he had just missed his stop.

Instead of doing what most of us would do — ride to the next stop and get on the next train going in the opposite direction — he decided to pull the emergency release.

Along with that version events, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority released a video that shows the man pry the doors open and then, with his child in tow, run away from the train.

The man’s decision and an earlier malfunction resulted in a hellish commute for riders:

“The man is now being sought by Metro Transit Police,” NBC Washington reports.

The sentiment on all of this was captured on Twitter:

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