There’s a reason why your mom told you to never mess around on escalators. As you can see in the video below, a man paid a steep price for trying to get cute while on an escalator. For the viewing pleasure of the world, thankfully there was someone filming. And for the guy’s sake, he appears to have avoided serious injury.
As the video begins, you can see the man in the background trying to slide down an escalator that is going up. He slides a few feet before he falls. Once he falls, he can’t regain his footing and starts spinning his way down the escalator steps. The man doesn’t stop falling until he hits the guy holding the camera. At the very end, he does a faceplant — as if to put a exclamation point on the warning not to play on escalators.
Here’s the video of the escalator accident featuring the guy who tried to slide down the escalator: