Just when you think you’ve seen the depths of human indifference, an unidentified train passenger has justified the dragging of a seizing man off of a train by saying people had places to be.
Local news channel FOX 11 has interviewed a man identified only as Billion who says he was present at the moment a passenger dragged an unconscious man from the train to the platform. The man’s pants were down and his genitals were exposed. Billion says it is his voice you here on the video.
The incident reportedly occurred on Wednesday night at Wardlow Station in Long Beach, California. At this time the parties involved have not been identified by their legal names and it’s not clear if any charges will result from the incident.
“Dude just had a seizure, and this white boy gonna drag him off the train so he don’t miss his ride,” Billion can be heard saying.
He said that the man who collapsed on the train was wearing a medical wristband and “had metal staples in his head looking like he was fresh out the hospital.”
Billion said all of a sudden a “white guy […] dragging the guy right off the train.” The unidentified white man’s reply in the video? “There are a lot of people on this train that have to get home.”
The white man could be heard admonishing fellow passengers for not hold the door for him.
CBS Los Angeles reported that the man eventually went back to the man he’d dragged to get a pulse, asking, “Bro are you responsive?”
Billion said he replied, “Don’t act like you give a fuck now, you’re the one who dragged him off the train.”
“I thought he might be drunk.” the white man answered.
Emergency responders reportedly treated the ailing passenger and he was said to be in stable contain. California Metro called the incident “disturbing” and said it was reviewing the video for the facts.
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