A woman left onlookers gobsmacked when she climbed into an security scanner at a train stationbecause she allegedly did not trust staff with her handbag.

The female commuter went to extreme lengths to keep her valuables in sight at all times, even travelling with them through the X-ray machine.

An unbelievable picture shows the unnamed woman on all fours on the conveyor belt, while staff stood watching, apparently speechless.

Bizarrely, the woman was happy to put her suitcases through the machine before walking through the security checkpoint holding the smaller handbag.

Security staff told her that this bag would also have to be checked and she reluctantly circled back to the airport-style luggage scanner.

The woman refused to be parted with her handbag (Image: AsiaWire)

The woman was X-rayed as she went through the machine (Image: AsiaWire)

It is thought the woman did not want to be separated from her handbag and its valuable contents.

She placed her purse on the conveyor belt at Dongguan Railway Station in south China, before climbing on herself so she could ensure the safety of her bag and the valuables inside.

Baffled security officers did not stop the woman who collected her other bags before going to catch her train.

The woman wanted to ensure the safety of her valuables (Image: AsiaWire)

Stunned security officials were speechless (Image: AsiaWire)


It is unclear what the woman was carrying in her handbag but it is likely to have been wads of cash traditionally given as a gift for Chinese New Year.

Dongguan Railway Station staff have advised passengers not to ride the X-ray machines saying radiation given off by the scanners can be harmful.