Dazed, drunk and depants-ed
Great story here from SpartyCuse, in case you missed it earlier this week:
Funny story that I never had time to post back when it happened. Its August 19, 2005, I'm riding the Blue Line toward the Loop, and we stop at California. The train sits there for about 5 minutes, doors open, no announcement. I finally get off the train, step onto the platform, to try and find out whats happening.
In the car ahead, there's a bit of a disturbance. There's an African-American woman, clearly homeless, drunk, and possibly high or mentally ill. Shes causing a scene on the car ahead - smoking, drinking booze, and harassing passengers, and the CTA staff somehow get her off the car. Now, instead of closing the doors and having the train take off, the train sits there. She goes out of sight, then comes back, and gets on the train again.
Then she lights up a smoke. People wonder where the police are, and the CTA staff say "on the way" This is now 10 minutes after we stopped. CTA staff are telling people they cant pull her off the train, and people are yelling everything possible at her to get her off. Some guy offered her more booze if she got off, and one guy yelled "free weed out here" as a way to get her out. No luck.
Finally, about 15 minutes after we stop, one angry passenger asks the CTA staff if HE can pull her out. Staff basically says do whatever you wanna do. Many people, including myself, tell him to wait for the cops, but he was in a hurry to get someplace.
So the guy, as you can guess, plays the role of CTA bouncer and clears the car of the problem.
The worst part? As she was being removed from the train, she forgot to hold her pants (which were about 10 sizes too big) up, and the entire CTA community got a not-so-lovely look at what she had south of the border.
The train then closed the doors, and took off. No word what happened to her.