Selfie man wanted by police for photo during bull run
A man who took a dangerous selfie during the running of the bulls in Pamplona, with the half-ton beasts right behind him, is still on the run — but this time from the police. The thin, bearded man, so-far unidentified, faces a fine of about $4,100 under new Pamplona city rules that aim to make the globally famous bull running slightly safer.
The eight consecutive days of running ended today, with a total of 42 people taken to hospital during the week. Among them, eight men who were gored, including three foreigners including 32-year-old American Bill Hillmann of Chicago.
There were also two Australians, ages 26 and 24, whose names were not immediately released. The so-called “selfie man” escaped injury last Friday, but could have caused harm to himself or others, which is why authorities passed the new rules. Carrying any device to record video or take pictures is prohibited during the running, because it distracts the runner from trying to stay out of harm’s way, and doing anything that endangers others is considered a serious offense, according to the city’s new rules.