PHILLY – New Jersey Transit officials say a passenger pulled the emergency stop on a train so he could retrieve the cellphone he dropped on the tracks.
Authorities say Eric Jones, of Harlem in New York City, was riding on a North Jersey Coast Line train when he accidentally dropped his phone onto the tracks while he was between cars.
The train was stopped around 8:20 a.m. Monday near the Secaucus Junction. The stoppage caused travel delays of up to 15 minutes on several lines during the morning commute.
NJ Transit issued a statement criticizing Jones’ “reckless behavior,” noting that he risked injury to himself and hundreds of others aboard the train.
A telephone number for Jones could not be located Monday afternoon. He is charged with defiant trespass and interfering with transportation.
I’ll tell ya what, I learn something new every day here, and today I learned that the internet is full of videos of people fucking up their phones, from having trains run over them, to shooting them with guns, to throwing them off of the highest building in the world. Look at these sickos.
It’s oddly satisfying, so if you’ve got any Tuesday aggression pent up, unwind and walk with me through this video compilation of people breaking their phones.