It was a long weekend here in Canada and this guy was doing what we Canadians do best, drink beer and camp out. The Alberta resident had apparently wandered to the tracks after imbibing heavily. The man’s choice in bedding, however, was ill-advised to say the least.
A Canadian Pacific Railway engineer noticed the man laying between the rails ahead of the train, sounded the whistle, and attempted to stop. But by the time the heavily loaded train was finally came to rest, the locomotive and 26 cars had already passed over the man laying on the tracks.
Expecting to find a gory mess, the CP Rail engineers investigated and got an even bigger shock when they found the man still intact — and still sleeping. After one of the engineers grabbed the man’s arm, he woke up.
Still intoxicated and a bit confused, the man got to his feet, grabbed his beer, and then just walked away, according to RCMP Sgt. Dave Dubnyk.
RCMP officers managed to apprehend the man a short distance away and held on to him until he sobered up. The RCMP said his slight build allowed the train to pass over him, and his placement between the rails was incredibly lucky.
“I’ve never seen the likes of it. Until this, I wouldn’t have known that a person could actually fit under (there) especially the engine of the train. They look like there’s very minimal clearance,” said Dubnyk.
Charges are pending, but it is unclear if it will be for mischief, trespassing or public drunkenness. The man’s name has not been released.Tags: alcohol, Canada, Crime, train, Weird News