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Spanish police attempt to find bull run 'selfie man'

One participant in the running of the bulls picked a very bad time to take a selfie.
By Aileen Graef Follow @AileenGraef Contact the Author   |   July 14, 2014 at 4:31 PM

PAMPLONA, Spain, July 14 (UPI) -- The man who attempted to take a selfie during the highly dangerous running of the bulls in Pamplona is being pursued by police.

Spanish authorities are trying to find a man who, during the fifth bull run Friday, slowed down to take a selfie with the bulls who each weigh about half a ton. The use of any type of recording device during the run is not only dangerous, but also against safety regulations. If he is found, he could face a fine up to 3,000 euros ($4,100).

As a video and pictures of the man's ill-advised actions spread throughout the Internet, social media users didn't hold back their criticisms. People slammed the man for endangering other participants by using the hashtag #eltontolmovil, meaning idiot with the mobile. El Mundo's Jose Luis Vadillo called the photo "one of the best examples of human stupidity I've ever seen."

A total of 42 people have been taken to the hospital with injuries from the runs, including eight men who were gored.

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