Worst idea ever: running with the bulls in Pamplona while taking a selfie

July 14, 2014
A breakaway bull weighing more than 1000 lbs. gored three people in the last bull run of the 2014 San Fermin Festival. Pamplona police are still searching for a runner that may have endangered others to take a selfie. (Reuters)

Because running with the bulls isn’t dangerous/silly/crazy enough, a man is being sought by Pamplona police for taking a selfie (of course!) as he sprinted mere inches ahead of the testy critters.

The man is being sought, according to the Guardian, because Pamplona has enacted new laws to reduce reckless behavior. (Hey, Pamplona. It’s the running of the bulls, not the grazing of the bulls.) The man being sought violated a new law that prohibits the use of any type of recording device and could be fined up to $4,100.

Selfies are becoming more daring, which is good news for the Darwin Awards selectors but not really for anyone else. (We’re not just talking about the one David Ortiz took with President Obama.) Selfie-taking fans got in everyone’s way at the Tour de France last week.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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Matt Bonesteel · July 14, 2014