08/07/2010 11:29 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Man Jumps Onto Subway Tracks To Film Train (VIDEO)

A Chinese man said he filmed himself jumping onto the tracks of an approaching Shanghai subway train because he thought it would be an "interesting" thing to do -- and the resulting video would make him famous on the Internet.

The 28-year-old man began filming as the train pulled into a deserted platform and then jumped onto the tracks as it drew close. He then lay flat on his back as the train passed over him. The entire incident was also captured on CCTV.

Though he initially told the shaken train conductor he had slipped off the platform, he later admitted it was a stunt after being detained by Shanghai police.

Watch CCTV footage of the stunt here: