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Thursday, July 12, 2018 10:10 am

2 men who hop train call 911 when train speeds up

Associated Press


DOYLESTOWN, Ohio – Authorities say two men who hopped aboard the outside of a slow-moving train in Ohio called 911 for help after the train gained speed and they couldn't jump off safely.

WEWS-TV reports the Wayne County Sheriff's Office says the train traveled roughly 60 miles (96.6 kilometers) from Willard in Huron County to Wayne County on Tuesday before CSX was alerted and the train stopped at a crossing. A sheriff's official says the men then got off, but were found and arrested on trespassing charges.

Authorities say the men had hung onto the side of the train while it traveled at speeds of up to 50 mph.

When the dispatcher asked what they were doing on the train, one of the men said it was "better than walking."


Information from: WEWS-TV.