A Fox News weather reporter was beaten by a group of young men when he sought to stop them from mistreating another subway passenger on Sunday.
Adam Klotz, 37, was badly beaten after returning home late Saturday when he sought to help an older man from the group of young men.
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"I was like, 'Yo, guys, cut that out.' And they decided, 'Alright, if he's not going to get it, you're going to get it.' And boy did they give it to me," Klotz said.
"They had me on the ground. My ribs are all bruised up, too. They got their hits in," Klotz continued.
"I got X-rays. I'm OK. This is all going to heal. So, it's all good," he added.
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"Three of the teenagers, two aged 15 and one 17, were caught by police who took their details and contacted their parents to pick them up in the early hours of Sunday," the Daily Mail reported.
"In 2022 subway crime was up 30 percent on 2021, according to data from the city," it added.
Last month, the transit's leader addressed the growing crime on the city's subways.
"Richard Davey, new MTA president, testified under oath before a joint oversight hearing of the New York City Council with the purpose of looking into ongoing concerns within the transit system," NBC 4 New York reported.
"He presented new data showing that while transit crime is up 30% for the year," it added.
The latest incident shows that the efforts to restore safety still need more work to protect its riders.
Source: New York Post