Man takes selfie during bull-run festival in Spain

Running of the Bulls

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Participants -- including one man trying to take a selfie -- run in front of Jandilla's bulls during the fifth bull-run of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, on July 11, 2014. (RAFA RIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)


by Jessica Durando, USA TODAY Network

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 9:57 AM

During the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, Spain, one man decided it was a good idea to take a selfie among the bulls while running.

The participant could be slapped with a fine of €3,000 or $4,100 in U.S. dollars for his risky move on July 11, the Local reports.

MORE: Spain's famed bull run festival


Regional authorities passed a bylaw this year to discourage people from using devices to take photos or videos during the running of the bulls, according to the largest English-language news network in Europe.

From the Local:

"If anyone does seriously disturb the encierro and put other people's lives in danger by filming or taking pictures while running with the bulls, they will have to pay €3,000"

The event has seen 15 people killed since 1911, when record keeping began. The most recent death happened five years ago.

The days-long festival, famously written about in Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, attracts big crowds and involves heavy partying.