Ohio men hitch a ride on a train, call 911 when it speeds up

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WILLARD, OH (WCMH) — Two men who hopped on a moving train were arrested after calling 911 to report the train was moving too fast.

Kevin Slone and Christian Hale figured they would hitch a ride to get across the town of Willard in Ohio, but not in a car.

Instead, the pair jumped a CSX train and wound up standing on the connector between two cars.

But the ride wasn’t so smooth. The two got scared and called 911 for help. 

By the time CSX contacted the engineer to make an emergency stop, the men were 55 miles out of Willard. 

“I got right on the outside of Willard,” Slone told police in the back of the cruiser. “I thought it was going to stop in Willard, and it didn’t stop, and I should never have gotten on the train. I know it was a stupid idea, and I never should have did it. I wasn’t going to and never will again, I can tell you that right now.”

“So why did you call 911?” the officer asks. 

“I was scared man, that train was flying.”

“What were you going to do?” the officer asks. “Did you think you were going to jump off when it got outside of Willard?

“I mean I was going to try. I knew if I tried then, it was going to break my legs or something so I wasn’t even going to try it. I figured they were going to have to stop at a train station. I don’t really know nothing about trains.”

“Apparently not,” the officer says. 

The men were arrested on trespassing charges. 

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