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Fox News meteorologist Adam Klotz attempted to stop a group of teens from harassing an old man on the subway, and the teens gave him a beating.
Klotz wrote on Instagram that he had just watched the New York Giants take a beating of their own, 38-7, from the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL playoffs. He then headed from the bar to the subway.
Fox News weatherman Adam Klotz beaten on NYC subway train @mekalshan #FoxNews #adamklotz #Weather pic.twitter.com/fYmL7qWEO5
— Mekal Shan (@mekalshan) January 22, 2023
Koltz said he saw “this older gentleman was being hassled by this group of seven or eight teens” on the train.
Klotz said, “I was like, ‘Yo, guys, cut that out.’ And they decided, ‘All right if he’s not going to get it, you’re going to get it.’ And, boy, did they give it to me.”
“They had me on the ground. My ribs are all kind of bruised up, too. They got their hits in.”
A New York Police Department representative said, “Juvenile reports were prepared, and their parents were called to pick them up.”
The Post reported, “It’s unclear why the three nabbed suspects were released without facing charges, but an NYPD spokesman claimed Sunday that the department did not have that option because of their ages and the fact that the crime involved an apparent misdemeanor.”
“A rep for the city Law Department, which prosecutes juvenile crimes in the Big Apple, said in an e-mail that the victim has to file a complaint with the Department of Probation before it gets involved. Probation would then decide whether to refer the case to the Law Department for prosecution.”
On Instagram, Katz offered advice for New York City parents: “Don’t let your kids come beat me up in the middle of the night again. Please.”
Koltz tweeted, “While the headline I just read, ‘viciously beaten by teens,’ is true, it’s doing way more damage to my ego than the physical beating did.”
while the headline I just read, “viciously beaten by teens,” is true, it’s doing way more damage to my ego than the physical beating did
— adam klotz (@AdamKlotzFNC) January 22, 2023
Sending well-wishes Adam.
— dianafalzone (@dianafalzone) January 22, 2023
Dude, you did the right thing. Proud of you trying to help someone in trouble. 8-on-1 will never have a good result. Glad you’re okay…
— Jeff Paul (@Jeff_Paul) January 22, 2023
New York City’s subways have reportedly become an increasingly more dangerous.
🚨We need all eyes on this.@NYPDDetectives need your help identifying & locating this man who is wanted for homicide in the tragic, senseless shooting of a man on a “Q” train that was approaching the Canal/Centre St. station on Sunday.
Call @NYPDTips at #800577TIPS with info. pic.twitter.com/pyHw4XYF97
— Commissioner Sewell (@NYPDPC) May 23, 2022