Man's bizarre interview after being accused of train surfing


A man has faced court accused of clinging to a number of passenger trains.

Joseph Burke, 24, was allegedly photographed clinging onto three different trains near Brisbane’s suburbs of Murrarie, Norman Park and Morningside between February and April 2018.

Outside court Burke denied it was him in the photos and said “of course not” when asked.

But then he changed his mind.

Joseph Burke is accused of riding on the outside of Brisbane train carriages near Murrarie, Norman Park and Morningside between February and April 2018. Source: 7 News

“Actually, you know what? I’m going to plead guilty,” he said outside court.

“So, I’m going to drop it for the world to see.”

Burke showed pictures to reporters claiming they were photos of him captured on CCTV.

“That’s me not looking so good,” he said outside court.

Burke denied it was him then told reporters outside court he was going to plead guilty. Source: 7 News

Burke also said: “I always knew I was going to be famous.”

But authorities and the rail union were not impressed.

Rail, Tram and Bus Union’s Owen Doogan said there was a “real risk” to anyone who clinged to the outside of a train carriage of suffering death.

In court, Burke had the case adjourned until May to seek legal advice.

If convicted he faces a fine of more than $5000.

But Burke said outside court “it’s a minor charge”.

“I always knew I was going to be famous,” accused Joseph Burke said outside court.

He added he also stole a pizza from Pizza Hut at Cannon Hill.

“I got a pepperoni,” he said.

“My very favourite.”

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