Police arrest Brooklyn woman who released bugs on crowded subway train

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  1. Metroplex79

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    ARTICLE: Police arrest Brooklyn woman who released bugs on crowded subway train
    (video only has additional pics, but not of the incident)

    Enough is Enough! I've had it! With these mother friggin' bugs on this mother friggin' train!!!

    :lol 

    I wonder if there were any heroes protecting the screamers?
     
  2. flamepanther

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    Reckless endangerment over crickets? Look, it was a really stupid prank, but I'd be charging whoever pulled the emergency brake over a bunch of fucking crickets.
     
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    This is the debate I have with people here.

    It's a tough situation on a NYC train, esp during rush hour. While I personally can't imagine pulling a brake, I can totally understand someone freaking out and pulling the brake. It's not so much crickets, it's a packed train car of people freaking out that can escalate quickly and freak people out.
     
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    Yeah, those trains are standing room only and they shake and rock like crazy now imagine panic ensuing.
     
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    It's in the same realm as yelling fire in a crowded theater - said actions of prank caused the actions to occur, therefor under a legal view the pranker should have known or anticipated what her action would cause in response on a crowded NYC train during rush hour.
     
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    What's that movie again?

    12 crickets?
     
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    That makes sense, I suppose. Not being a user of the NYC subway system, I can only comment on the story as it is written.
     
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    Any major subway system is like that - NYC, Boston, SF, etc. Subways over the last few years have increased their security 10 fold due to world events, so the transit agencies no longer put up with any crap.
     
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    I'm surprised that no one tackled her ass before she pulled that stunt. After all, this is NY.

    I live in the outer Bay Area in CA, and occasionally take BART (SF's subway system) to SF. My wife and I were on our way back from seeing a comedy show in the city last weekend, and I noticed a guy with a backpack that was acting really suspicious. There were seats open, but he chose to stand up in the middle of the train, pacing back and forth while looking around and mumbling something to himself... and I hate to profile, but the guy was some kind of middle-easterner. His actions were so suspicious that I stopped phone-surfing and just watched him in case he pulled some stunt. There was another guy sitting a few seats down from me that noticed the EXACT same thing, so he stopped what he was doing and kept his eye on the guy. Eventually, the guy got off the train without causing an incident, but we were ready to tackle his ass in case stuff popped off.

    After the guy left, I spoke with the other guy that was watching him, and we both had the same line of thought and were prepared to grab that guy in case he tried something.

    BART has a LONG, documented history of miscreants acting out on their trains.
     
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    True. I suppose the issue is less that they didn't describe the environment and more that they didn't describe the prank in detail (and I can't watch the video from here). All they give you is that there were crickets released, and a fake homeless person, and people freaked the hell out. Nothing about crickets or homeless people themselves should cause that kind of panic, and the article doesn't describe what she did to rile anyone up beyond that. If she was ranting and screaming and throwing stuff, then damn right that's reckless endangerment.
     
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    So was the police action in this case a Raid?
     
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    Yep. We're lucky nobody was hurt in the ensuing panic.
     
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    Eww.
     
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    If it were cockroches, I'd have gone ballistic

    man, people got some phobias and there's nowhere you cant run away on a train >.<
     
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    Dumb.
     
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    I think I could live with it if I got surprised by crickets. Now wasps or bees, on the other hand, then I'd have flipped.
     
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    At least it wasn't cockroaches, I mean crickets are meh and worms you can just avoid. That said, am sure there are folks out there with phobias of both.
     
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    It's pretty funny but I can see it being a disturbing the peace charge. Been on those subways many times, kinda surprised it even fazed most of them
     

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