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The craziest things seen on the MTA, according to Reddit
MTA riders share tales of excrement, rat on rat violence, and lots of blood.
There are three things all New Yorkers love to talk about: rent, brunch, and the MTA. Often times when people talk about the MTA it’s usually to complain, but every now and then though, people share their “you’ll never guess what I saw on the subway” stories.
So what is the craziest thing you’ve seen on the MTA?
The question was posted to the subreddit/r/AskNYC and users responded with tales of excrement, rat on rat violence, and lots of blood.
Here are some of the best answers:
"A rat shoved another rat onto the subway track just as the 1 train was pulling in. Straight up gangster."
New York in the 80s
"Got splattered with blood from a guy diving in front of the L in Union Square."
"Oh, and found a dead guy with his head crushed in the connecting tunnel between Atlantic Ave & Pacific St. Found a group of cops further ahead. Told them what I saw. They laughed at me and turned back to their conversation.Yeah, the 80s were interesting."
When you gotta go, you gotta go
"I fell asleep on a Bowling Green bound 5 train, and didn't wake up until after the doors closed at Bowling Green."
"The train went through some weird tunnels after that and stopped between stations. After 10 minutes or so, I got tired of waiting and started going toward the front of the train to see if I could find the conductor and ask how much longer before we turn around."
"I was walking from cart to cart until I ran into someone sitting between the cars. It turned out to be the conductor taking a s--t."
"A guy in full business attire passed out sitting up on the 4/5 train. Suddenly he just starts barfing all over himself. I switched cars quickly but I was surprised by how suddenly he just started spewing."