Urine thrown on MTA workers: Is a serial splasher on the loose?
A New York City transit union head is warning there may be a serial attacker on the loose after two women operators were splashed with urine on Friday.A No. 6 train conductor was punched in the face and splashed with what is believed to be urine at the Brook Avenue Station in the Bronx on Friday morning, Transport Workers Union Local 100 wrote on its website.
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A female bus driver on the Bx1 was splashed in the face shortly after at East 138th St. and Grand Concourse, about 15 blocks away, TWU said.More: Dunes Boardwalk Cafe still smoldering day after fire"It literally went all in my face my hair, it dripped all down the left side of my body, it went inside my shirt," Trelles Robinson told CBS News. "All around my neck."
"I made the right turn to load up my passengers, as they loaded I close the door and I as I proceeded to turn my head to look in the mirror to pull out of the bus stop he was at my window," Robinson, 43, said. TWU Local 100 President Tony Utano issued a warning to transit workers.“Bus Operators should keep their windows closed and Train Conductors should make sure they are wearing their goggles and immediately shut their windows if someone approaches on a platform,” Utano said in the statement. “We will do everything we can to help the police catch this disgusting individual and put him in handcuffs.”Utano said he asks the NYPD to step up their patrols in the area and asks for the public's assistance in locating the suspect, who was described as "a black male, about 5-feet-7 inches tall, 160 to 180 pounds, wearing a Navy sweatshirt with a hood, khaki pants and red sneakers."“This abuse of transit workers is outrageous,” Utano said. “No other group of workers gets treated like this.” Ilana Keller: Twitter: @ilanakeller; 732-643-4260; firstname.lastname@example.org
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