American tourist gets trapped in luggage hold of Israeli bus

The 19-year-old had climbed into the luggage hold to retrieve his bag, only to be trapped inside when the bus departed.

A bus travels along Hayarkon Street, Tel Aviv (photo credit: BORIS BELENKIN)
A bus travels along Hayarkon Street, Tel Aviv
(photo credit: BORIS BELENKIN)
An American tourist was trapped in the luggage hold of an Israeli bus while traveling from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The 19-year-old from New Jersey called police from under the moving bus on Saturday night from his cell phone. Police, who tracked the bus using GPS, stopped the bus about 20 minutes later, Ynet reported.
The teen had climbed into the space under the bus to remove his suitcase when the door closed with him inside.
He posted on Instagram while trapped under the bus asking for help, according to the report.
“My heart is pounding fast, but I’m fine. I called the police. In the meantime, I’m here among all the bags and suitcases. It’s really stressful,” the teen said.