Woman climbs into X-ray machine to keep eye on handbag

Local media reported that Dongguan Railway Station staff have advised passengers not to ride the X-ray machines, as radiation given off by the scanners could be harmful.

In a freaky incident that occurred at a train station in Dongguan, southern China's Guangdong Province, on February 11, a woman climbed inside an X-ray machine as she was scared that her bag could get stolen during the mad rush. I can see them thinking.

Eerie X-ray images of a Chinese woman crawling through a luggage scanner at a railway station have become the latest smash hit on a video sharing website.

This turned out to be a woman who - concerned about losing the money in her handbag - climbed into the X-ray machine with it when asked to put the bag through the security check, the report said.

Imagine being the officer in charge of monitoring the X-ray machine.

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The woman's freakish actions startled security officers at the Dongguan Railway Station in China's southern Guangdong province on Sunday (Feb 11), according to Chinese media.

And while it is unclear what she was carrying in her handbag it is likely to have been wads of cash traditionally given as a gift for Chinese New Year.

A woman in China didn't trust the train security enough with her handbag and, so, she took it upon herself to ensure her bag made it through the scanner unharmed.

Cameras in a Chinese airport captured the moment a passenger chucked himself in a large scanner at a security checkpoint.

Even if you're particularly attached to your belongings, don't jump into an X-ray machine.

  • Rita Burton