An adrenaline junkie has revealed the wild reason he decided to risk his life by hanging off the side of a moving train travelling over 100km per hour.
West Australian man Damien has admitted the only reason he attempted the dangerous stunt was because ‘there’s nothing to do in Perth’.
The thrill-seeker filmed himself hanging off the back of two public trains in the middle of the night and posted the footage to social media last week.
The Perth man has now come forward to apologise and issue a warning to others after the video received a wave of backlash from angry internet users.
West 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’
In footage captured of the dangerous stunt an exhilarated Damien is heard shouting ‘I’m train-surfing mother****er’.
When asked by 7News reporters why he attempted the dangerous stunt the young man simply replied he had been ‘bored’.
‘And as I said to 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 replicate the risky behaviour and admitted the stunt had almost proved fatal.
‘Please don’t do it. On the 130 kilometre run you can see my leg actually slip off the train,’ he revealed.
The adrenaline junkie said he didn’t want anyone else to try to replicate the risky behaviour and admitted the stunt had almost proved fatal (pictured, Perth Central train station)
Damien said he understands the consequences of his actions and the impact the stunt could have had on the drivers of the trains, first responders and his family.
However his honest explanation for the stunt has once again attracted the attention of entertained Perth residents.
Reddit users were among the first to react to the 7News clip with some internet users saying they appreciated the young man’s candour.
‘Ten out of ten for honesty,’ one wrote.
‘Someone from Perth finally speaks the truth,’ another said.
Damien now faces being slapped with a $12,000 fine or 12 months in jail, the maximum trespass penalty handed down under the Criminal Code (pictured, Perth Central station)
Well as a Perth resident I have to say that’s probably the most interesting thing that has been done over here,’ a third commented.
Public trains can reach speeds of up to 130km per hour meaning a fall from the roof or from inside the carriages would most likely prove fatal.
Damien now faces being slapped with a $12,000 fine or 12 months in jail, the maximum trespass penalty handed down under the Criminal Code.
In 2019, the maximum fine that could be issued for trespassing on Public Transport Authority property was increased from $200 to a staggering $5000.
The increase hoped to curb dangerous behaviour after footage of a man jumping out of a moving train on the Fremantle Bridge into the water below went viral in 2018.