In the "news of the weird" & the "no good deed goes unpunished"
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Thu, 9 May 96 13:49:56 -0700
Subject: In the "news of the weird" & the "no good deed goes unpunished"
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From: The New York Daily News 5/6
Story by Helen Kennedy.
reprinted without permission.
A naked man sprawled on the Metro-North tracks in Connecticut yesterday
survived having a train pass over him as he lay between the rails - then
jumped up and punched and bit crew members who rushed to see if he was still
Artay Drinks, 23, of Bridgeport was captured by Metro-North Police and
hospitalized for drug and mental tests.
Police said the crew of the 1:30AM run out of Grand Central saw the man near
Darien at 2:30 but couldn't stop before the train passed him.
"They got off the train thinking, `We got a dead guy back here," said
Metro-North Police Officer James Pymm. "But he was quite alive."
One conductor was bitten twice on the leg and cut on his face. A second
conductor was bitten on the left finger. And Pymm said the engineer
sprained his back and cut his feet because he "literally ran out of his
shoes" trying to get back to the safety of the train.
Drinks will be arraigned on nine counts of assault today in Stamford.
© 1996 Peter Langston