Kids are the most CURIOUS beings ever, in this world. Sometimes their curiosity are cute and funny, but sometimes it can really put kids in serious danger. I mean, they say curiosity kills the cat…yeah, of course, but imagine what it can do to a child! Especially when a treacherous piece of machinery is around, like an escalator. Escalators seem innocent and harmless, but not taking the proper precautions when using them can lead to tragedies.
Thus, make sure your kids don’t get carried away playing on escalators because that’s what happened with this little girl in a nail-biting clip that shows the danger of letting children wander around a shopping centre without proper supervision.
The footage was caught on CCTV, as the boy– who was about four years old – gave his parents the fright of their lives as he goes for a ride on an escalator handrail. The footage revealed that the child was wandering towards the moving staircase as shoppers chat away, oblivious. He then runs his hands along the handrail, just like we all used to do when we were kids.
But the video then showed the shocking moment when he decided to take his adventure one step further – and go for a ride on the handrail. After checking to see no-one is watching, he lifts himself off from the ground and down the side of the escalator.
Thankfully, shoppers run towards his rescue and was lifted away before he gets hurt.
Watch the frightening video as to what happens next when this dad took his eyes off his son for a little while…