‘Miss the Bus? Not Today!’ Video Shows 2 Hitch Ride on Back of MTA Bus on Highway

"This is an extremely dangerous and illegal -- not to mention stupid -- activity to engage in," an MTA spokeswoman said

What to Know

  • Twitter user @kevinyue_ said a daring duo rode on the back of the bus on Richmond Avenue for a few minutes; he said it was like the movies
  • The shocking video appears to show the two people clutching the back of the bus as it shifts lanes in the dark on the busy thoroughfare
  • It has been viewed more than 34,000 times since @kevinyu posted it to Twitter on Christmas Eve

Shocking video shows two people hitching a ride on the back of an MTA bus as it moved along a major Staten Island thoroughfare over the weekend, bending their knees slightly to maintain balance as the bus shifts lanes in the dark. 

Twitter user @kevinyue_ said the daring duo rode on the back of the bus on Richmond Avenue for a few minutes until the bus stopped at its next location.

He posted the video, aptly captioned "miss the bus?? NOT TODAY," to Twitter around 6 p.m. Christmas Eve, describing it as a scene straight out of the movies. 

It's since been viewed more than 34,000 times. 

An MTA spokeswoman slammed the risky behavior Thursday.
 
"This is an extremely dangerous and illegal -- not to mention stupid -- activity to engage in, and we encourage motorists or anyone who witnesses this behavior to immediately notify the bus operator if possible, or call police," spokeswoman Amanda Kwan said in a statement.

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