If this is true, it is absolutely crazy!
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Talk about a close call!
Two women in Indiana almost died after reliving a scene straight out of Stand By Me!
Stacey June Smith, 37, and Wendy Gayle Timothy, 34, were on top of an 80-foot-high bridge when they noticed a train was barreling down the tracks.
As they turned and tried to run on the tracks, they could tell that they weren't going to clear the bridge before the locomotive, so they got on their stomachs and hoped there was enough space between them and the train that they would survive.
Luckily for Stacey and Wendy, the 10-inches that separated the metal of the train bed and the wood of the bridge was enough room to leave them unscathed.
Monroe County Police are pressing charges for
stupidity trespassing, which could lead to a $1000 fine and/or six months in jail.
The women claim they were on the bridge taking pictures, but police could not find a camera to verify the story.
We're pretty sure that holding on to a camera in their almost 100-foot-high run for their lives was not a priority for the ladies, but they should just be happy they lived and face the consequences cheerfully.
Hopefully Wendy and Stacey think twice before recreating their favorite childhood movies any time soon.