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New York Subway Worker Drags and Kicks Sleeping Passenger

2018-04-09 09:07
An employee of New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) was filmed trying to wake a sleeping G train passenger by dragging and kicking him on the evening of Saturday, November 4. Claude Harris recorded the incident after taking the G train to its final stop at Church Avenue in Brooklyn. Harris told the New York Daily News that he tried to wake the passenger but failed, and left the train once the doors began closing. It was then, Harris said, that an MTA worker tried to wake the man, knocking him to the ground and dragging him up the carriage. The video shows the worker dragging the passenger along the floor of the carriage toward an open door, before kicking him to try to wake him up, and saying: "Come on. Get up there! I don’t got time for this shit.” Another employee appears outside the open door, in front of where Harris is filming, and calls his co-worker “Jenkins.” The sleeping passenger then gets up from the floor, disorientated. The second MTA worker says, “Amigo, over here,” prompting the passenger to leave the train, at which point the video ends. According to the New York Daily News, MTA spokesman Shams Tarek described the footage as “disturbing” and said the employee had “been removed from service” while the incident was being investigated. Credit: Facebook/Claude Harris via Storyful