He’s off the rails!
Police are trying to track down some wacko who they say put straphangers in harm’s way by throwing materials on the rails at several Brooklyn subway stations during the last month.
The scofflaw threw various objects on the tracks at four stops along the R line from May 9 until June 9, causing one train to barrel over a fire extinguisher and burst it, according to the authorities.
The culprit, whom cops describe as a man between 20 and 30 years-old, started his spree by throwing debris on the Manhattan-bound D-train tracks at Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center in Boerum Hill around, although nobody was hurt as a result.
The delinquent disrupter then continued on June 5, when he threw a fire extinguisher, along with a bank of lights, a bag of concrete mix, and a metal shim on the Bay Ridge-bound R-train, which a tube ran over, destroying the extinguisher and releasing its chemicals into the Union Street station in Gowanus at 2 a.m., according to the authorities.
About 40 minutes later the prankster put a shovel on the tracks also heading south at the 45th Street station in Sunset Park and on June 9 — feeling festive — he threw some Christmas lights on the Manhattan-bound tracks of the N-train’s Ninth Street station in Park Slope at around 2:30 a.m., without causing damage or harm in either cases.
He was last seen wearing a hoodie, sunglasses, black pants, and dark-colored boots and faces reckless endangerment charges if the Boys in Blue get a hold of him, according to authorities.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crimestoppers website at WWW.NYPDC