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Man Taking Selfie Near Train Tracks Gets Kicked In The Head By Conductor

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As the old song goes, ain't that a kick in the head?

An April 15 YouTube entry purports to show a man taking a video selfie near train tracks -- and paying the price.

User Jared Michael posted the video with the description, "I tried to take a selfie while a train passed a 'safe' distance behind. I guess I was still too close and got kicked in the head. I messed up."

Many commenters tell Michael that he got what he deserved and questioned his loco motive. At least one noted the possibility that the footage is fake, wondering why he was taking a video selfie. wrote, "Curiously, it's the only video on Michael's channel -- one of the factors that is leading to speculation that the video might be a hoax." The Daily Dot, meanwhile, broke down the video into several frames to assess whether the clip is real.

But one watcher had a less critical take:

What do you think?

UPDATE: In an interview with "RightThisMinute," Jared says the video is "100 percent real." He said the incident happened while he was waiting for a train in Machu Picchu, Peru. "It was way more shocking than it was painful," he told the show. See the interview below.

(h/t Gawker)

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