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Man punches 64-year-old MTA employee after being scolded for doing pull ups on an N train

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Aug. 17, 2017 By Nathaly Pesantez

A man punched an MTA employee after he was told not to do pull ups on the handrails aboard the N train, police say.

At 1:10 p.m. on Aug. 9, a man was aboard a stationary N train at the Ditmars Boulevard train station doing pull ups on the train handrails when an MTA employee told him that it was inappropriate to use the handrails for that purpose, according to police.

The two began to argue until the man punched the 64-year-old male MTA employee in the face, and later fled the station.

Police have released surveillance video and photos of the suspect, who is described as having short black hair, brown eyes, a medium complexion, and between 20 to 25 years of age. He was last seen wearing a black short sleeved shirt, blue jeans, and black sneakers.

The victim sustained small cuts on his lip, but did not have to go to the hospital, according to the NYPD.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

 

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Anonymous

They’re all bound to work together one way or another. Don’t be surprised about how they plan to do something bigger once word on the street gets to them. Hitting someone in any train station puts you with a permanent bullseye regardless what happens. That’s why people don’t deal with amateurs like them anymore.

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Tommy g

His last name is eldelimi him and his older brother Omar are neighborhood menace , there whole family is filthy low class people , his cousin and brother also made it up on the newspaper as well , I used to go to school with this kid on this article

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California bound

Several years ago, my neighbor and his friend decided to squeeze themselves through a turnstile after leaving work. They were both 16, working p/t at a sports shop making squat for $$$ so they thought they could save a fare. Just as they got through the turnstile , there was a transit cop , just waiting for idiots like these two. They did not sass the cop ,and he wrote them a $50 ticket…..they worked that nite for nothing but never did it again. This is what is called “child’s ” behavior…….but they did not punch anyone like that idiot who some feel should have been treated in a more kindly manner. He probably shows no respect to anyone who corrects him, including his parents…………he’s “da man” !!!! punk !!!!

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al

I bet if the suspect was dressed in a private high school looking uniform from the area the MTA approach would of been much different. It is true no matter what anyone says. The approach would of probably been different also if he did not appear to be a minority youth. Id like to see what the MTA worker looked like because to me this suspect looks skinny and short. We do not know what happened because we were not there. That is all I am saying. Even teachers have been told that they have no right to scream at students. Many have been fired or reprimanded when students use video and present it to the media or school community boards. Its 2017, think before you act. I do not condone being physically attacked unless it is self defense.

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june

He should of not been punched. But an MTA employee should never “scold” someone. You can be clear and assertive without screaming. No one was in immediate danger. He could of told him to stop and if he didn’t comply the MTA worker had the option of calling the port authority. We live in a time when being scolded at (by practically anyone) is not tolerated and things do and can escalate quickly when that tone is being used. Even police are being retrained to be more calm when approaching people they wish to question. I am surprised the MTA worker admitted to “scolding” so we have an idea that it probably was a lot worse. Would the MTA worker scold someone twice his size? Or scold someone who looked mentally ill? Probably not! I see homeless sleeping on ditmars station and stinking up the place and hardly any MTA worker does anything about it! If someone is approaching you screaming are you just going to sit there? Or perhaps react in self defense out of fear?

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California bound

He’s an insecure “child” who say’s “Look at me …………you don’t like it,..f**k off”
That today’s common response when some “child” gets reprimanded for being a fool. In this case, the “child” responded with rage which the escalating emotion in today’s society. Parents are afraid to discipline their brats, schools CANNOT discipline the brats , the courts Coddle the brats, NYPD must BE CAREFUL with the brats………………the jails and prisons are filled with what started out as BRATS.

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ron

This has nothing to do with him being young or a “child”:! I seen a man being scolded by a homeowner because a driver parked in his driveway. They were both middle aged men and it turned physical. This is why road rage occurs. No one tolerates being screamed at especially if it is over something petty or minor. Try approaching and screaming at someone for doing pull ups on your front steps and we will see how that turns out. You will most likely use a normal tone with them and not go up to them screaming. Think about it.

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Anonymous

It is inappropriate to leave homeless people in the train occupying half the subway car, but MTA employees just walk right by them. Back to the subject, doing pull-ups on a handrail can cause damage because they cannot handle the weight. Maybe the MTA employee should’ve explained. Not saying he deserves to get punched in any way but saying its “inappropriate” is incorrect.

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hector

Some of those MTA workers think they own the place and talk to people like they are above law enforcement. I remember being scolded as a kid because i had my feet up and the worker actually threatened me to put my feet down within the first sentence. I was 14 years old, on the way to school and he scared me. But I can see how some kids would react nowadays to a scolding. It happens in schools many times and parents stick up for their kids even when they are in the wrong. My parents told me not to do it again.

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Willie

Your a punk too. Your feet belong on the floor. These guys put up with guys like you all day. Then when you get told to behave, its, that man ain’t respecting me. Act accordingly. Those who give respect, get respect. You probably still act like a jerk after all these years

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JohnSnow.

He must be preparing for big fight like rocky. MTA employee was on wrong place wrong time. Lol

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ggre

There is another video I saw on the morning news today. Some guy was caught on video breaking a door down on Broadway and 34 Street and walking out with a flat-screen!

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California bound

Astoria is slowing becoming a lucrative place to mug someone….day or night.
Apartments have all sorts of electronic goodies to steal. Get a nice dog as a companion. My shepherd growled at my door at 2 AM one night while some jerk was playing with my lock……could have been a tenant who got off on the wrong floor but he sure got the heck out of there fast. He is far from a vicious dog, very well trained but has warned a few possible creeps to keep walking.
You just have to be alert at all times ….that means stop texting while you are bumping into everyone and use your head for something else instead of growing hair or you will be the next victim.

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F.A. Tshaming

It’s crazy with all the overweight people on the train a thin guy that is exercising gets scolded.

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wwebt

Overweight people do the same type of pull ups while trying to sit or stand to get in and out of seats. Obviously with less reps. I do not see what the issue was here. I see this all the time on the subway.

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Get out of astoria

Problem is, the judge will go easy, he’ll walk SCOTT free, then he’ll realize what a joke the system is, and get a big laugh out of this. Then he’s really gonna think he’s bad, he’s gonna laugh that he’s was in the paper, on the local neighborhood rags, and use it like look how tough I am. He’s a clown. No future for this dumb kid. Like it says above, he’s a boy, not a man

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Crazy Joe

When you get caught you deserve to be held while every MTA employee punches you in the face 1 time each. I bet then you will think twice about punching anyone ever again in the face. You think your a tough guy. Drop the soap in prision and lets see how tough you are now.

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Done time

So that’s ok Charlie? What if the old guy fell and cracked his head open. Kid needs to be punished. No 7 yrs in jail, but anger management, clean the subways for 6 months, something that will mold his life into something positive before he dies something really stupid and ends up in prison. He won’t last in prison I know, I’ve been there. He’s a cupcake. He’s gonna be someone’s girl.

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Real talk

Yea but deblasio got rid of the broken windows policy and you can walk around with an ounce of weed and just get a ticket. So this kids probably smoking a fat blunt in Astoria park. Which by the way. All I smell is pot while I’m in that park let alone walking down the street.

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A mother

At least its in a park, Go to green point ave between 47st @ 42st. That’s a shopping area, all Hispanic men in their 20s and 30s smoking pot. Its a damn shopping area with children ,doesn’t this generation of people have any respect. There are mothers that are trying to bring the kids up right. You think Astoria’s bad go to Sunnyside, much worse

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Anonymous

I agree. But that the south side of Sunnyside, north side is much nicer. Hispanics moved in the SS of SS years ago and its gone down.

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Mother

I agree pot isn’t a big deal, it should be legalized, it is not a big deal. But it shouldn’t be smoked in front of a supermarket or a main shopping area. There’s a time and a place for everything. Have some respect, if not for the community, for yourself

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tamara

And that is why he will be re-elected! There is a whole group of people that were forgot about for years in NYC and treated very unfairly. Deblasio reached out to those groups and injustices and made some changes which the majority of NYC residents agree with. He looks out for everyone in NYC no matter ones race, economic class or gender. Hardly anyone cares or knows anything about his opponents. Another commercial with all the positive changes he has made showcasing his vision for NYC’s future with his beautiful and caring wife and children and he will win by a landslide.

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Baby

He’s a little punk ads bitch. He’s doing his exercise act and looking around just to beat the $2.75 fare. What a little bitch

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Adrian

He was just doing pull ups! If he looked like Rocky Balboa no one would of thought or said anything! As a matter of fact, he would of been cheered on at Ditmars!!!

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Armand

Class D Felony! In 7 years jail time I Hope they make a big gaping hole out of your derriere!

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Anon

His chance of getting 7 years is the same as your chance of winning Powerball. Don’t believe the signs.

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Done time

It is 7 yrs, I learned the hard way. Hope this little boy wakes up and don’t live my life.

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Paul Lynn

Can you pease elaborate…more details. We want more plot and buildup. How does it become gaping?

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Done time

Well Paul, I had a bad temper and I let some weasel azzchewer like you get under my skin and pummeled him. Lost it. My fault for not just walking away. Because I didn’t I got hit with assault and did time. The little bitch, like you, started with me, then after he got dusted, he called the cops and pressed charges, something humanly, something you would do. Now I use words instead of knocking you silly. Bitch.

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Paul Lynn

That was clearly the abridged version. Not all that interesting, but there was a glimmer of potential.

Anonymous

Great example as to why fair beating should remain a criminal offense. The skells that commit crimes on the subway often start the moment they enter the system.

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Old timer

He has what is known universally as a case of stupidity. He’s a stupid kid. Not a man, hes a boy. A Stupid one. Lock him up before he beats up an old woman next. Your supposed to respect authority. His parents were probably out getting high when they should have been teaching him right from wrong. This is typical in today’s society.

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The Best Mark

Or maybe all the adults in the government throwing childish insults at each other on TV who are suppose to represent maturity and authority are setting a bad example.

Or maybe his mom just died and this was a really bad day for him.

FYI, everyone gets high. It’s really not a big deal.

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Old timer

Has hahaha you are incredibly funny. No, not everyone gets high. No he didn’t have a bad day. If he did, I guess in your world it’s ok to punch an old man? His mom, dying or alive, who knows, but again, doesn’t justify punching someone’s grandfather. Your probably his daddy, that’s why he’s like this. Give him a kick in his ads and make him go to work everyday . He’s a spoiled punk kid. And you are an idiot, the best Mark? Your the worst mark.

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The Best Mark Is Now Better

I never said it was ok. I was just making up stories about what happened like you did.

The point is your have no idea, I have no idea. Anyone can make up a story about what happened.

You said his parents were high. How do you know he isn’t an orphan?

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Not old timer

Like I said, he’s probably your sorry excuse for a son. There’s nothing wrong with this boy except his attitude. Stop making excuses for your kid. He did wrong and he should be held accountable. If you would have taught him right this doesn’t happen. To bad it wasn’t your father he attacked. See how you feel then

Mark is even better

Nice changing the story . You made up a story about his life . He’s responsible . You know nothing about his parents . You need to create a backstory.

He punched someone and it wasn’t in self defense .

jenastoria

1) Makes no sense. He’s probably born in Queens. 2) Racist garbage comment.

Editors: Can’t you block these trolls?

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Jim

Where is here? What does “belong” mean in this context and what would determine not belonging ? Then what would be the legal basis to determine a place to belong ? This statement lacks details to make sense .

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M.A.G.A.

go polish your diblasio and hillary buttons jimmyboy …….. we will see what happens when this happens to you or your boyfriend ………

M.A.G.N. A. Carta

If you can’t defend yourself with specifics then don’t bother.

You just post platitudes, “wait till it happens to you” ……. “not all belong”.

What does any of that mean? How will we see? Who’s we? What do you mean by when? This is like a 13 year old argument.

You don’t even know what it means. That’s why you make attacks and try to circumvent givings specifics.

Queen latifah

And since he was with his boys he tried to be fly……. I punched him dead in in his eye..who you calling a bitch U.N.I.T.Y

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Doris Lloyd

Exactly! Grandmother Lloyd would say the same thing each time she did our laundry. Such wisdom in those words!

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