A train operator has gone to creepy lengths to make sure passengers don’t clip their toenails or block train doors during their commute.
The firm posted photos online of a “possessed” doll called Annabelle riding a train to scare customers into behaving themselves.
It said that the scary-looking figure, from a new horror film, will haunt them “forever” if they display bad manners and fail to respect fellow passengers.
The doll was wearing a white dress with a red bow and decorative rose, and had its hair in pigtails when it was pictured on a seat and perched atop a ticket barrier.
In fact it was the latest effort by RapidKL, a public transit operator in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to discourage inconsiderate behaviour.
The firm wrote on Facebook: “Dear valued customers, lately we’ve been receiving surprise visits from Annabelle. Mind your manners while you’re on our trains or….she will haunt you FOREVER.”
The post has gone viral and been shared more than 25,000 times.
Many users thought the message was hilarious.
But some admitted they were creeped out.
One user wrote: “omg! This will really freak me out!!”
Another added: “Imagine children have to face these evil spirited doll when takes the train. It would affect them for the rest of their life.”
The doll was put on a train as a publicity stunt for the new film Annabelle: Creation.
A RapidKL spokesman told the New Straits Times: “We hope that the public’s social etiquette will be improved, not only when using the public transportation but also when they use any public facilities.”