Naked and Racist Subway Meltdown Terrifies People and Police, But Not Trusty Cameraman

"You get the fuck off the train," yells the naked blond man on the 6 train in the above Not Safe For Work video. "Shoot me, shoot me!" he screams at a police officer. That's after the Michael Richards-style racial slurs, all with his pants around his ankles. The pants come off eventually -- boxers, too -- and then everyone really freaks out. Except the cop, unfortunately, who stands by sort of gingerly as the man attacks innocent people. Restraining him looks worryingly difficult. Please excuse the sideways video, though it does add to the mania. [via Pat Kiernan, Gawker]


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Chickiebard
Chickiebard

When people are psychotic, they say/do things that aren't necessarily true reflections of who they are. But I guess the Voice figures since this guy is blonde and yelling racist sh*t it's okay to broadcast his personal nightmare. Congratulations! Very progressive of you.

Greendale
Greendale

Idiots constantly tape shit, then post it everywhere for authoratative figures to get in trouble, then wonder why cops are so slow to act in a situation like this? 

pa carl
pa carl

So what about the nudity, grow up. Crass and callous response of people on this platform and in these comments digusts m--e not this guy. At least this guys meltdown is honest unlike all you sniveling but invisible creeps and cretins.  He is now on the internet for all to see-- good job village voice, if you see something say something right

Mace
Mace

N is not universal. You only say because 51 bullets aren't being shot at you. When it does, let's see how "universal" it is. Secondly, we are all police. People in the background laughing as this mental man tried to toss people onto the tracks and attacked others. That officer needed the help of citizens. Police officers are not superheros!  Camera man should have put down his cell phone cam and helped. We live in a world of "everybody else but me"....until it happens to you. Get off your me platforms and find your human side people. We are in this together.

One love.

Mmg7
Mmg7

Why does the cop with a gun and other forms of weapons seem to b afraid of the idiot? He should have been tasered right away and maybe his prick could atleast grow to 2 inches and not given a chance to attack people. 

Ri DeCarlo
Ri DeCarlo

 The Police officer really did seem to take his time doing anything about it. More morons videotaping then helping the Police. If everyone left, this naked guy would have had less of an audience. 

Mkwrk2
Mkwrk2

Subway is something very special in NYC, running own life. And this moment is a Sub history in making.Michael Kerjman

pschase
pschase

Is it just me or did the officer take a moment to spring into action? I mean, once the perp is FULL MONTY and ( apologies to his genitalia ), clearly without a weapon, you can roll in with all your best academy sanctioned maneuvers. I've been tackled by the Finest for much less.

Jessie
Jessie

Yeah, isn't that the cop's job to protect the public? he just let an unarmed man terrorize the other passengers . I'm surprised he wasn't lynched by the public.

DLG
DLG

I don't know what's the problem with subways... It doesn't matter if you live in NYC, Paris or wherever. Subways are a world apart! It's like a magnet for the insane, demented and freaky people. I live in Barcelona, and have witnessed some scary and sick episodes when riding the subway: people getting undressed and yelling... just like the poor lad in the video, drunkards, vandals, people on drugs doin' sick things...

Gothangel24
Gothangel24

Really? No one else find the origional video headline "naked, racist man goes nuts on subway" ironic???

Harms
Harms

I DONT CARE IF HES MENTAL OR NOT IF HE'D GRAB MY BAG AND THREW IT DOWN I'D KICKED HIM N THE BACK THE HEAD AND KEPT KICKING HIM TILL HE WAS SANE. HIS PROBLEMS ARENT MINE!! DUMB SORRY ASS

more than meets the eye
more than meets the eye

It really wouldn't surprise if this young guy was having some sort of a psychotic episode. Maybe even a prelude to schizophrenia. Of course there are many other possibilities, but my instincts tell me there is much more to this than meets the eye. The odd disrobing, the rants, all that seems fitting with a psychotic episode related to schizophrenia. If that's the case, I feel sorry not only for the terrified people on the train, but for what that young man's life might be like from now on.

CDunbar
CDunbar

Standard protocol in this type of situation should be to just start clubbing them until they are docile.

J L
J L

Fire that useless cop!

Mrdamitajo
Mrdamitajo

Ok, does saying/calling someone out of hatred, "nigger!" - that really offends ANYONE anymore? ...just saying. I AM BLACK and I find it a easy cop out and moreso funny than anything. It clearly is not a reflection of me [in 2011], it's a reflection of the one doing the name-calling. For kicks, in a heated debate/name-calling shouting match with someone of another ethnicity, call them a "nigger" --- they'll probably get waaaaay more offended... NIGGER is universal baby.

cat lady
cat lady

I find that when a man as crazy as him acts out, it usually takes more than one person to stop them. The cop had no chance!

gunbroker
gunbroker

haha...he tried to commit honky suicide....and failed :P

LOL

ZagYee
ZagYee

Ironic how citizens had to jump in to restrain the man. Cop should find a new line of work.

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nickoooch
nickoooch

where's the bloody taserrRRrRRRR?????

ewwwwwwww
ewwwwwwww

This alone is reason enough to never ride the subways again aside from atrocious personal experiences. I was born and raised here, so tourists are not the only ones horrified and disgusted by what happens here. There are some of us native New Yorkers who are not yet jaded enough to be okay with with these acts of insanity.

It's not funny and it can be very scary. Walking through the 14th street avenue tunnel to catch the L train, I got to witness a hobo drag his ass along the floor like a dog and away from a huge shitpile which no doubt was his. There were plenty of people walking through there rushing and covering their noses as the stench permeated the entire tunnel.

From the time I was barely a teenager until now, I have seen enough startling and disgusting things to just want to leave NYC altogether. Who needs to go to Central Park or Bronx Zoo when we have the wildlife running in the streets and subways?

Minus Manhattan
Minus Manhattan

I really want to be present for some crazy shit like this. The best I've ever seen on the subway was a guy who was projectile vomiting all over an entire subway car.

42342342424234
42342342424234

Seriously, NYC needs to make it much harder to enter the subway without paying the fare, and raise the price too.

Wufs
Wufs

a-hole.  what I find sad is that so many people were crowding around-not to help restrain this fellow or protect anyone, but to get a good camera shot. sick sad world indeed.  he probably WAS mental and your comments are an indication of your own sick mental condition.  Like if you suddenly became ill and fell off the seat and started vomiting, it is nice to know about five dozen folk would lip out their cameras to get a video of it while a dicklessmidget like yourself would kick you in the head for vomiting on his shoes. your parents should have used birth control.

Bx Batista
Bx Batista

Do you really want to take the chance of being bitten by a naked, crazy guy? What if he scratched you? What if he has AIDS? I'd want to beat him down too, but you gotta think of the possibilities. Besides, there was a copy right there and it's not worth going to jail for assault cause you had to hit a crazy guy that grabbed your bag.

guest
guest

Will Heller Lives!

Rdye93
Rdye93

Thank you M.T.M THE EYE ,,As i read through these comments i really got upset and disturbed at the lack of understanding and compassion for the young man and what was happening to him. I know its awful and scary to witness, but it was obvious he was having some sort of brake down. He might have gone off meds or worse he might be having his first episode, the police handled it perfectly. They watched him and when he became a threat to others and him self the policemen got people to help subdue him,,BY THE GRACE OF GOD GO I...,,RD93.

Wufs
Wufs

like baby seals, eh? i really hope your episode occurs when some a-hole just like you is standing by to pitch in with a club.

Bx Batista
Bx Batista

He choked. Give him a break. I agree he should be disciplined, but he looked young, probably a rookie. Maybe waiting for his partner. Hopefully in the future he'll get his night stick out and gets to beating down the crazies as is expected.

ChrisE
ChrisE

So true NIGGER is universal!

Wufs
Wufs

yes--hobos and schizos are disgusting.  the nerve of a homeless filthy person to shit in the street!  Where should he have relieved himself, pray tell?  The Waldorf restroom? From the time I was a teenager I have heard worthless, arrogant pieces of trash like --obviously without any issue or problem in its life--disparage those whose fortunes are less hapy

Brigette
Brigette

really, you WANT this guy grabbing at you with his 1 inch dck out yelling racist slurs. It looks like it's 3 am, I wouldn't be able to handle that. Just saying

truckdriver1402
truckdriver1402

are you saying if his dick was biggr you'd be ok wit it??

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