Video: Dress(er) to impress on Muni

When you see something you really want on Craigslist but you don’t have a moving truck, do you look at your Clipper Card and think, I can do this? We know at least one person did, and we have the footage to prove it. Rider @captum.cdxv tipped us off to this video of an ambitious mover who somehow hauled a giant dresser on this Muni train. Things went a bit dicey when he tried to exit at Civic Center station, though.

The dresser was so tall that it was stuck at the train door. Apparently, for 20 to 30 minutes, more and more SFMTA station agents arrived to figure out what to do. Presumably somebody finally yelled, “Pivot!” and the dresser was out the door at last.

We’ve seen some large and interesting cargo on Muni like this giant bubble wrap and a mattress, even. But this dresser takes the cake in size and awkwardness. Thanks again, @captum.cdxv, for this latest addition to the Strange Cargo report!

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3 comments

  • Daniel

    This man caused a 20+ stoppage in the subway with his unsafe and idiotic behavior. Similar things happen every week. When are we gonna get serious with those people who are willfully sabotaging service in our transit system? They need to be arrested and charged.

  • Daniel

    This man caused a 20+ minute stoppage in the subway with his unsafe and idiotic behavior. Similar things happen every week. When are we gonna get serious with those people who are willfully sabotaging service in our transit system? They need to be arrested and charged.

    This might me “Funny: MUNI LOLs” to this blog writer, but it’s a serious matter for those of us who ride MUNI.

  • Anjuli

    I want to know how he was lucky enough to get the darn thing down onto the platform in the first place! Last month, I went to 6 entrances Montgomery, Powell and Civic trying to find a way down with my 2 pieces of luggage and a backpack. Every escalator and elevator was out of service. I ended up having to tip some homeless people to help me carry them down.

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