A 30-second video showing a man kicking a train door many times to stop it closing went rival on social media on Friday.
At 10 pm, a Hong Kong man was seen kicking and pushing the train doors to stop the MTR train doors from closing at Kowloon’s Lok Fu Station, Apple Daily reported. The man even stood near the platform gap, using his body to block the closing door.
When the man saw a male MTR staff member coming, he swore at him and asked him why the train didn’t start moving. The staff member tried to calm the man as he appeared to be in an unstable emotional.
The video went viral on social media as many people criticized the man’s behavior. The spokesperson for the rail operator confirmed the incident had happened on Friday night and reported the case to police.
After an initial investigation, police said it did not involve any criminal damage and classed the case as a dispute. According to MTR by-laws, if anyone opens or attempts to open any gate or door from a station platform, the maximum penalty is a fine of HK$5,000 (US$637) and six months imprisonment.