If you’re stupid enough to ride on top of moving train, don’t be stupider by posting video on social media

IF you’re stupid enough to ride on top of a moving train, don’t be stupider by posting a video of what you did on social media.

Earlier this month, Ontario’s Metrolinx investigators learned of a viral video posted on social media in June 2017, of a young person riding on top of a moving GO train heading westbound along the Lakeshore West train line in Mississauga. Investigators were able to identify the young person.

On Monday, September 17, investigators from Metrolinx with the assistance of Peel Regional Police’s 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau arrested and charged a 19-year-old male from Mississauga under the Railway Safety Act. He will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on a future date to answer to the charge.

The charged person was a young person as defined under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) when the incident occurred, therefore the identity of the young person in this investigation is not being released.

Anyone with information relating to this investigation is asked to call investigators at the 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 1233. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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