Capturing that 'epic selfie' might get you brownie points among your social circle, but for one guy, it went wrong REAL fast.

Jared Michael decided to take a selfie in front of a moving train, but was kicked in the head as it passed him.

He wrote, “I tried to take a selfie while a train passed a ‘safe’ distance behind. I guess I was still too close and got kicked in the head.”

As of Wednesday afternoon the video already had over 166,00 views. Some are saying it was staged.

YouTube user Hyrdoninja9 said, "I'm pretty sure this was staged , why would you be recording a selfie and not just taking a pic?"

Decide for yourself. Watch the video below and tell us your thoughts. Was it staged or just a REALLY bad idea?

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