Guy gets stuck in handrail but receives no help -- and witnesses simply pose for photos

A youth was left terrified after getting himself stuck in the loop of a staircase railing.

But in this digital age, a photo opportunity cannot be missed, even if that means snapping a picture before going to the guy's aid.

People gathered around him and posed for photos while he was caught in his dilemma. 

User 21 21 posted a picture on Twitter from San Diego, California yesterday (Dec 15) at 7.56am. 

Many comments were unsympathetic as netizens felt that the man had gotten himself into the messy situation. 

However, a fair share of comments have defended the guy and blamed youths for not rendering their help.