HARTFORD, CT – It’s never a good idea to stand too close to railway tracks — ever.
Connecticut Senator, Richard Blumenthal, found that out the hard way.
The senator was holding a press conference about train and rail safety, when he was just inches away from being hit by a train.
What’s that saying again? Practice what you preach.
But he’s not the only one who was thrown off track.
You might remember Jared Michael, a tourist in Peru, who stood next to a railway track as he recorded a video selfie.
To his surprise, he was whacked in the head with a big black boot. But his selfie-gone-wrong could send him straight to the bank.
After more than 23 million online views, Jared inked a deal that could earn him up to $250,000.
But please folks, don’t try this at home or near a railroad; you could get derailed.