Once upon a time, a woman climbed onto the middle of train tracks for a totally epic yoga photo. Eat your heart out, Instagram yogis! Yes, it was extremely dangerous. Yes, thankfully the woman is OK. And yes, she was tracked down by the police and arrested.
The overzealous Instagrammer, identified as 26-year-old Holly Bentley of Falls Church VA posed on the very active DC Metro train tracks last December to much fanfare. She shared the photo on her Instagram account but it wasn’t until security footage was released as part of a local NBC News report on track trespassers that the police got involved.
For some reason it took DC’s Metro Transit Police almost a year to catch up with Bentley but they finally did on October 6, when she was arrested on a misdemeanor trespassing warrant.
Though the shoot reportedly lasted only a few minutes, that doesn’t take away from the illegal trespassing, not to mention the cockamamy idea that doing a handstand right next to the electrified third rail and in the way of oncoming trains sounded like a solid plan.
Bentley is scheduled to appear in court later this month. The photographer is apparently still on the loose.