Andrea Romano
February 16, 2018

Sometimes a handbag is more than a handbag. For a lot of people out there, it’s your whole life. You keep everything in it, from your keys to your phone to your cash and credit cards. And you can’t be too careful, right?

According to Shanghaiist, one woman at Dongguan East Railway Station in China took this philosophy to the thousandth degree by climbing into the train station’s cabinet baggage x-ray system because she did not want to let her handbag go through unattended.

Apparently, the woman’s bag contained quite a lot of cash, and when security guards insisted that she part with it, she did the only thing she could to fix her problem. Wherever her bag went, she went.

Security footage shows the woman climbing out of the machine as a security guard laughs. Oddly enough, she had no qualms about sending off her large luggage into the machine without supervision.

Security agents warn to never go through these baggage x-ray machines due to radiation. However, cabinet x-rays only put out the equivalent of about a tenth of a day’s worth of natural background radiation. Still, people should avoid climbing into these machines simply so they don’t get stuck.

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