Teen breaks escalator doing YouTube trend, "escalator helicopter"

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - YouTube is notorious for spurring new tricks and trends in popular culture, but one teen trying to imitate the viral video movement of "escalator helicopter" crashed, burned, and now owes a mall thousands of dollars.

The escalator helicopter trick is done by lying on the handrails of two escalators moving in opposite directions. Ideally, the movement of the rails in opposite directions will spin the person in circles, like helicopter blades.

But when 18-year-old Joe Szkarskli took a crack at it at the Colorado Springs Mall, he ended up falling in the small space between the escalators, shattered the glass and damaged the tracks.

His friend happened to capture to stunt-gone-wrong on his mobile phone and uploaded it to the internet, Gawker reports. ( http://wfts.tv/14sIOqI ) He now owes $3700 in fees.

To watch the video, click here ( http://youtu.be/XvENUcE5g40 ) or watch below:

For a better idea of how it's suppose to look, click here: http://youtu.be/6hPx94ZafPE --

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