If you were at the New Lots Ave stop of the L train at around 3am this morning, you probably saw a pretty ugly thing. Five people were arrested in connection with the stabbing and subsequent death of 20-year old Gerlin Collando.
Collando was stabbed multiple times in the chest. Allegedly, the argument that lead to the stabbing was the result of Collando dancing with someone else’s girlfriend at a party.
The suspects jumped onto a departing train, however, police held the train and caught up to the suspects at the next stop.
Now that the “hard” news is out of the way, let’s discuss…
How freaking scary would it be to find yourself stuck in a train car with the “suspects?” One thing that idiot criminals forget is that they can’t out run a radio. So, when police were called to the scene, they were able to radio for the train to be held. Thus, the train stopped, doors closed, with the suspects trapped inside.
Not a crew that SUBWAYblogger would like to be locked in with. There had to have come a point where the suspects knew that something was going on. They had to know that the train was stopped because of them.
Anyway, stopping the train gives police plenty of time to get set up at the next stop. At that point, there’s really no where else to run.
Just imagine sitting on that train. Out the window, you see this group of guys stab another guy. Then they run into the car that you are already sitting in. What do you do? Probably you just act like any other New Yorker, and act like nothing is out of the ordinary.