Cops Have ID’d ‘Surfer’ Who Rode Atop Orange Line Train

An inbound Orange Line train between Green and Stony Brook. April 2014.

Chris Helms

An inbound Orange Line train between Green and Stony Brook. April 2014.

A young man and his buddy took a frightening video of traveling atop an Orange Line train Wednesday — and narrowly missing getting plastered by an overpass.

WHDH reports that police believe they know who the rider and his videographer are.

Indeed, it doesn’t seem to be hard to identify them: They posted the resulting video to a public Facebook page. The video has since been removed, but Adam Gaffin at Universal Hub had the foresight to archive a version. Take a look.

The video shows a young man exiting a moving train, standing atop the car as it hurtles along toward a low overpass and flattening himself to safety at the last moment. He then does a handstand before climbing back into the car. Incidentally, the video captures a different passenger rolling what looks like a blunt.

This should go without saying, but it’s a terrible idea to ride on top of a train.

Head over to Universal Hub for the video and discussion of where it might’ve been taken.