South Asian Man Reportedly Suffers Seizure, Gets Dragged Off Train So Passenger Can Get Home Faster
A Long Beach man allegedly dragged an unconscious passenger off a train because he wanted to go home and did not want to wait for paramedics any longer.
The incident reportedly occurred on a Metro Blue Line in Long Beach, California around 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 1.
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The male passenger, believed to be South Asian, reportedly suffered a seizure before losing consciousness.
But another passenger, the man in the suit, did not have the time to wait for paramedics — so he dragged the unconscious man off the train.
A man identified by his YouTube channel, Billion Godsun, filmed the incident.
“So this dude is passed out on the train and this motherf**king white boy is doing the motherf**king most,” Billion says in the video. “This mother**er just yanked him off the f**ing train so he won’t have to stop and miss his f**ing ride.”
According to Billion, the unconscious passenger still had a medical wristband.
“At the top part of his head he had a hole, but he also had metal staples in his head, you know, look like he was fresh out the hospital,” he told FOX 11.
Billion also recalled how the suited man acted on his own.
“First he asked people to help him drag him from his seat off the train,” he told the Long Beach Post.
“All of us on the train were like, ‘Get your hands off him,’” Billion said.
As seen in the video, the man returns to his seat after removing the unconscious passenger and discarding his belongings.
He later tells Billion, “There are a lot of people on the train who want to get home.”
But other passengers kept the door open and tried to stop the train from leaving.
At one point, the man leaves his seat to check the unconscious passenger’s pulse.
“Don’t try and act like you give a f— now, you the one who dragged him out here,” Billion says.
After failing to get a response, the man left.
Paramedics eventually arrived at the scene and transported the unconscious man to the hospital, where he received further treatment.
Long Beach Police Department identified and contacted the man after assisting medics, but they have yet to find out if his actions were criminal.
“The Police Department received a copy of a video related to this incident yesterday afternoon,” spokesperson Arantxa Chavarria said. “Detectives from the Violent Crimes Detail are reviewing the video and will be working with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office to determine if any criminal negligence occurred.”
In a statement, Metro said that the man’s actions were “disturbing” and vowed to help in the investigation.
“Metro is working with our law enforcement partners in investigating an incident this week at the Metro Blue Line’s Willow Station when an unconscious male was removed from a Blue Line train by another rider.
“Obviously, this is very disturbing and we never want to see this on our system. We’re getting all the facts including reviewing the video from the train and the platform, and we’ll share more details when they’re available.”
Meanwhile, Billion said that people who know the man have contacted him. He hopes to expose his actions.
“It was odd. Normally people would try to assist somebody in that situation,” he told KTLA. “This person in the suit was just thinking of himself and disposed of him like his life meant nothing.”
What exactly occurred with the sick passenger is unclear, but he is now said to be in a stable condition.