Police seeking YouTube video stuntman who skied down escalator

Posted by Frederick Roberts

London (UK) Police in London are looking to talk to a Norwegian man who posted a video on YouTube of himself skiing down 300 feet on Europe’s longest escalator at Angel Underground Station in the city.

According to The Sun newspaper, London Underground officials have taken a dim view of the stunt and asked police to find and caution the man. They also fear copycat attempts of the video, which has been viewed nearly 120,000 times on YouTube as of the time of writing, and many major news outlets in the UK have shown the video as well.

Officials called it "a dangerous, stupid and irresponsible act that could have resulted in serious injury or death to not only the individual concerned but also other passengers. LU will press for the police to take the strongest possible action against anyone attempting a similar act on the Tube network."

Producers of the film claimed that nobody was at risk as they had warned travellers that the stunt was about to take place.