A SEPTA transit cop struggles with an alleged fare jumper, and it was all caught on camera. It happened at the Cecil B. Moore station near Temple University.
What would you do if you saw a cop getting beat up? Would you call for help? like most people told me they would or take out and record it with your phone? No one would admit that to FOX 29'S Stephanie Esposito on camera, but it happened at a SEPTA train station last week and no one called for help.
"I was horrified I'm frightened for my cops," Chief Thomas Nestel said reacts to surveillance video.
Police said the suspect, Ernest Hays, was avoiding arrest and threw SEPTA police officer Samuel Washington on the ground and then pinned him under a bench.
Officials said he was wanted in connection with a SEPTA ticket scam when Officer Washington stopped him. The chief said not a single SEPTA passenger called for help but this lady did take out her phone to record the fight.
The cashier called for help but didn't see the incident until the officer was on the ground kicking the glass. Passengers at the Cecil B. Moore station in North Philly were surprised no one stepped in
This happened twice last week at Cecil B Moore Station
"To go out every day they work really hard and try to make it easy for people and make people feel safe but they rely on people to help It's starting to take its toll and it's really concerning me," Chief Nestle said.
Officer Washington seen hurt in the video has still not returned to work due to his injuries.
Winter Weather Advisories take effect for our northwestern countines Sunday afternoon through early Monday morning. Snow will overspread the area from south to north Sunday afternoon.
The snow will bring light accumulations of 1-3" before mixing with sleet and rain by evening. Eventually the mix will become all rain.
Rain lingers into Monday morning washing away any accumulation. However, watch for icy roads Sunday night.