I saw it with my own eyes. My jaw dropped to the ground.
I’m sure you’ve seen a homeless person with a stack of used MetroCards standing at a turnstile swiping away in hopes to find a card with a ride still left on it. I do applaud them for trying to be legal about getting in the subway. Have to hand it to them there.
However, today I saw an MTA cop just let a guy in because he was tired of seeing the guy swipe (not the guy pictured above).
It wasn’t even that busy. The cop said, “You know what, just stop. Come through.”
With that, he opened the emergency door and let the guy through.
An act of kindness, perhaps. However, if anyone else did that, he’d take pleasure in writing them a summons.
The bottom line was he was just tired of hearing that high pitch ring of the cards being denied.