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Twitter user @kevinyue_ said a daring duo rode on the back of the bus on Richmond Avenue for a few minutes; he said it was like the movies
The shocking video appears to show the two people clutching the back of the bus as it shifts lanes in the dark on the busy thoroughfare
It has been viewed more than 34,000 times since @kevinyu posted it to Twitter on Christmas Eve
Shocking video shows two people hitching a ride on the back of an MTA bus as it moved along a major Staten Island thoroughfare over the weekend, bending their knees slightly to maintain balance as the bus shifts lanes in the dark.
Twitter user @kevinyue_ said the daring duo rode on the back of the bus on Richmond Avenue for a few minutes until the bus stopped at its next location.
He posted the video, aptly captioned "miss the bus?? NOT TODAY," to Twitter around 6 p.m. Christmas Eve, describing it as a scene straight out of the movies.
It's since been viewed more than 34,000 times.
An MTA spokeswoman slammed the risky behavior Thursday.
"This is an extremely dangerous and illegal -- not to mention stupid -- activity to engage in, and we encourage motorists or anyone who witnesses this behavior to immediately notify the bus operator if possible, or call police," spokeswoman Amanda Kwan said in a statement.