One of the 2 teenage girls have been taken into custody after police were on a hunt for two female suspects for beating up a 78-year-old woman in a Brooklyn train station. The mother of one of the suspects walked by her side to a precinct after seeing her daughter’s pictures in the news.
At 3:15 p.m. yesterday afternoon, the woman was punched and kicked while she was waiting for the downtown “C” train at the Franklin Avenue train station in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The two suspects fled the scene and left the woman with multiple blows to the face, head, and body. She was sent to the nearest hospital in stable condition and was released soon later.
The situation started when the woman approached one of the girls in the “C” train, before the beatdown on the platform, and asked to take her feet down, so she could sit. It started an argument on the train and it then lead to the beating on the platform.
It is always subway courtesy to take your feet down if somebody wants to sit. Your feet on the seats are also a minor offense and can lead you to a possible $50 fine. It is always easier to just use common sense in a situation like this.