"I heard a loud *thump*" ...
Yesterday I blogged about chicagocrime.org, your comprehensive source for reports on CTA crime.
Today we get a firsthand report of a take-down on the Blue Line.
My buddy Tovi often seems to find himself in the middle of fights on the CTA. Yesterday was no exception. Here is his story and camera phone photo:
"I didn't make too much of it but looked toward the back of the train and saw the scene depicted in the picture. It seemed the guy that is standing near the doors with the white hat had punched the guy who is lying in the floor, and had knocked him out cold.
"The black fellow near the middle was holding him back while the guy with the white hat walked around the one in the floor and said stuff to him. When the train reached Jackson, we headed to the front of the train and saw the conductor walking toward the commotion.
"In the end, we stood in the station for about 10-15 minutes while the conductor talked to the guy in the white hat. I'm not sure if what I'm saying is what really happened since I only saw the guy on the floor but that's what I can make of it from the limited info I could gather.
Thanks for the report Tovi. Click below to see a photo of an unconcerned passenger reading a book while all the commotion unfolds behind him.
Now that's what I call lack of affect!