Skip to comments.Man beats 70-year-old who confronted him for rolling cigarette in NYC subway
Posted on 09/01/2023 2:09:38 PM PDT by ChicagoConservative27
A stranger pummeled a 70-year-old Manhattan straphanger in the face so badly that he had to be hospitalized — all because the elderly man complained about him rolling a cigarette in the station, cops said Friday.
The senior was getting off a southbound C train at the 145th Street station at the corner of St. Nicholas Avenue in Harlem around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday when he spotted the cigarette-roller in the station and confronted him, police said.
It’s not clear whether the attacker actually got to smoke his cigarette, which is against transit rules, but the elderly man was apparently making a pre-emptive gripe.
The angry suspect repeatedly punched him in the face for his complaint, cops said.
The attacker then ran out of the train station toward the street, police said
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Someone who isn’t into vaping?
Pummeling old people is wrong. Obviously. Doesn’t really need to said, right?
Still, times being what they are, I don’t think anyone on the subway should be verbalizing observations and criticizing strangers. The stranger is rolling a cigarette? And you plan to make a big deal out of this? Let’s see how that works out for you.
I’m just saying people should be careful. Trouble will find you easy enough. Don’t go looking for it. The world is crazy.
I roll my own smokes and you should see some of the looks I get from the public. They must be thinking I’m rolling a joint or something.
Another son of Obeyme.
We need more “Epic Beard Man” and “amberlamps”.
A little strange. A 70-year-old would have grown up during the hippy counterculture era. Live and let live, do your own thing.
That was a very dumb thing for the old man to do.
My brother has been intentionally tripped on both the subway and buses whiling going between job sites in NYC. He’s an older white man, an usually the tripper is neither older or white. He had a bus driver call for the cops to be at the next stop. When the cops were finished, they told him just to walk away. They said the cameras on the bus and the other passengers backed his story, but the assailants story was that he called her a racial slur as he walked past her, and the cops would have to arrest both of them. So now he takes cabs.
Yep, and probably an illegal guest.
And looks forward to retirement in Florida.
“It’s not clear whether the attacker actually got to smoke his cigarette, which is against transit rules, but the elderly man was apparently making a pre-emptive gripe.”
If I am reading that convoluted sentence correctly, the writer (Amanda Wood) seems to be worried as to whether the poor perp was able to have his illicit cigerette.
The old man violated an old street rule of new york city. Mind your own damn business and keep your mouth shut.
Who knows exactly what the 70yo man said to the man rolling the cigarette. Whatever was said, it’s no cause to beat an old man. What would you say if a small child said something to the man rolling the cigarette and the small child was beaten silly?
New York city should be renamed “Bartertown”.
If one is in their seventies they should know better. A guaranteed way to get a beat down. Just walk on by
I don’t understand why the 70 year old thought it was his business to get involved. So many of these situations occur when a person puts their nose in other’s business. Is rolling cigarettes illegal? No! So keep moving.
Some elderly don’t recognize danger.
I for one do, and I feel like a victim waiting to happen.
We are an easy targets. Even to youngsters.
Love that name/description!
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