What. The. Fuck.
Let me just say that I grew up playing hockey my whole life and I’ve seen tons of crazy hockey parents just like this guy. Hell, my uncle chased a kid into a locker room after a dirty hit and the cops had to be called. It happens. I’ll tell you what doesn’t happen though–being able to punch your fist through plexiglass. That shit is borderline bullet proof and the fact that this guy was able to make it look like a picture frame is scary. The refs summed it up perfectly. Everyone get off the ice and someone call 911 while I’m still alive!
Gothamist: The subway was sparse with straphangers, it was Monday night around 9:30 p.m., the Brooklyn bound A train was a warm break between destinations, a man on a motor scooter enters the scene. Tipster Molly T. tells us that most of her fellow subway car mates weren’t put off by the motor scooter, but intrigued, asking the owner how he got his bike to the train (elevator), as they took photos (he normally charges for those, he told them). “Everyone was very friendly,” Molly added, “but the scooter owner was a bit curt. It was really cold out and I think he just wanted to make it to his destination without running down his battery. I think everyone on the train was hoping he would just turn it on and scoot out” in some perfect scene-ending moment. Instead, buskers entered the car.
Gothamist: Litchfield Penitentiary’s resident double-crosser’s better known for trying to seduce bible thumpers than out-preach them, but it looks like IRL Big Boo’s got other ideas—this morning, Orange Is The New Black star Lea DeLaria had some choice words for a dreaded hate-spewing subway preacher on the M train, railing at him for sermonizing against liberals and homosexuals and informing him that he and the Tea Party are “everything that’s wrong with America.” A tipster who wishes to remain anonymous sent us the following videos, taken on a Queens-bound M train at around 9 a.m. this morning. After engaging her fellow straphangers in a rousing rendition “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall” DeLaria, clad in a t-shirt emblazoned with “Bad Jew,” gets right up into the irritating preacher’s face, calling him a “creepy religious fanatic,” accusing him of lobbing a homosexual slur at her and repeatedly begging him to cease his proselytizing.
Never seen an episode of ‘Orange Is The New Black’ and most likely never will. Simply put it’s just not my type of humor. But after seeing the videos above I can tell you if I were on this train I would probably attempt to jump from it while it was moving. Religious freaks are top 3 most annoying people on the NYC subway but the only thing that makes the situation worse is when people speak out against them. Doesn’t matter if they are right or not–now you just have two lunatics yelling and everyone else in that car with a headache and anxiety.
Gothamist: F train riders in Queens narrowly escaped a horrible situation when a 10-inch wide drill bit nearly went through the train car yesterday. According to the Daily News, “A contractor operating a drill as part of the MTA’s East Side Access project mistakenly penetrated a Queens subway tunnel on Thursday, and the massive bit scraped the top and side of an occupied F train.” The train was headed to Jamaica, Queens at around 11:45 a.m. when the drill hit the train car as it left the 21st Street-Queensbridge station. The Post’s sources tell the tabloid that “the operator heard a thundering noise on the roof and stopped the subway with the emergency brakes — and then discovered the drill extending from the roof of the tunnel to the floor, which struck down just inches from the side of the train.” The drill was being used by contractor Griffin Dewatering New England, Inc. Another source told the Post, “Somebody made a mistake; maybe a surveyor or a field engineer. They drilled into the street but didn’t realize they were right over the F train tunnel. They weren’t supposed to be in that spot.” And the News’ MTA source said, “Some people don’t follow instructions; they drilled deeper than they were supposed to.” Passengers were taken off the train and put onto an emergency train. One passenger was sanguine: “I wasn’t worried, I just assumed it was normal MTA crap. Something’s always breaking, you’re underground so you’re pretty much secluded from knowing if there is any real danger.” Anything’s better than a used condom brushing against your hair, right?
This is some serious Final Destination kinda shit. Imagine the person who was sitting in the seat next to that drill? Unfortunately it seems death will be coming for them in the next few days.
Gothamist: A plainclothes NYPD officer kicked a uniformed officer in the head during a rough arrest in a Coney Island subway station earlier this year. The misguided kick is so forceful you can actually hear it above the cacophony erupting from the arrest. After realizing he kicked a fellow officer, the unidentified cop kindly rubs his colleague’s head, then punches the suspect in the face. Because if you kick and punch enough people at random you’ll probably hit your intended target eventually. That’s just statistics. DNAinfo reports that officer McKickacoppy was stripped of his gun and badge after the video surfaced. After his arrest, the suspect “pleaded guilty to a reduced charge and his case has been sealed.” And if you’re still trying to come up with a Halloween costume, Rockette Cop is all yours.
Gotta love the ‘kick someone in the head and ask questions later’ mentality here. Only cost the guy his job. I especially love the hammer fist to the guy’s head while facing the cameraman. I usually try to side with the cops but when you’ve got 7 of them on one guy, not only is this excessive but unnecessary.
Gothamist: No matter how many times we have to beg, straphangers seem to insist on bringing their snakes on the subway. This week’s subterranean serpent story comes courtesy of one C train rider, who spotted a man with not one, but two snakes at around 11 p.m. last night. TWO SNAKES. Of course, the seasoned subway rider sitting next to our fair snake charmer seems completely nonplussed, even in the midst of what appears to be an intimate moment between Man and Snake. Eric Hertzog, who snapped the above photos, tells us the photo was taken on a northbound C train, and that the snake owner disembarked at 14th Street. “The guy was sitting there with a girl (don’t know what their relationship was) and at first he had a smaller snake just hanging from the railing while another snake was in between his legs. He then took the smaller snake off the railing and was just playing with them for a little. When people got on the subway they all looked over in that direction and probably said to themselves, “What the hell.” One man almost sat right next to the guy but the man with the snakes let him know that were snakes on his lap and then that guy ran to the other side of the subway car. He then put the snakes in separate bags and then both into his backpack and off he went.” Please note that it is indeed illegal to expose your snake on the subway, since MTA rules mandate that “no person may bring any animal on or into any conveyance or facility unless enclosed in a container and carried in a manner which would not annoy other passengers.” The Tale of Two Subway Snakes was first picked up by KTU 103.5 FM, who asked if this was “The Scariest Thing You’ve Ever Seen On The Train?”
“Enough is enough! I’ve had it with these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking train!” -kinda Samuel L. Jackson
Gothamist: The police have released a new video of the suspect who threw a smoke bomb into a Greenwich Village restaurant on Friday night. You can see him slowly opening the subway grate—prompting one pedestrian to walk around the grate—and then emerging to toss the device. The suspect then quickly ducks back underground. (This subway grate connects to the West 4th Street subway station.) The smoke bomb was thrown into Bar Pitti, which is located at 268 Avenue of the Americas and has a popular sidewalk seating area, around 5:49 p.m. It’s also a celebrity hangout. Da Silvano’s manager denies his restaurant was behind the attack; the Post reports: Da Silvano owner Silvano Marchetto and his former business partner, Bar Pitti’s Giovanni Tognozzi, have been beefing over stolen meatball recipes and corporate back-stabbing since 2002. “I know about the fighting, but I haven’t heard anything about it in a very long time,” said the manager, who identified himself as Alessio. Police sources said they do not believe that the rivalry played a role, but have ruled nothing out. The Post adds, “The bomb was made by a UK company and is sold on Amazon.com and eBay for as little as $8.” Cops describe the suspect as around 20 years old, with blond wavy hair. He was last seen wearing black gloves, black baseball cap, and a multi colored t-shirt. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.