A woman was so afraid of her handbag being stolen at security in a train station that she followed it through an X-ray machine.

Staff at Dongguan Railway Station in southern China were shocked to see images of the commuter kneeling on all fours on their monitors.

The incident happened on Sunday during the Chinese New Year travel rush.

Rather than part with her bag, the woman, still wearing her high heels, climbed up onto the conveyor belt and followed it through the X-ray machine.

Many people in China carry large amounts of cash when travelling home for the Lunar New Year holiday, and it’s believed that’s why she was so worried about her bag.

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