Sunday, February 12, 2012
ANOTHER DAY FOR A SUPERVISOR
Hey Al. Well I had a little excitement tonight on MAX. Myself and 2 other Supervisors were checking fares between Gateway and the PDX. We switched cars at Cascade Station heading towards Gateway. I ran across a guy that had expired MAX tickets and transfers. I could tell he usually pays. He looked but could not locate his day ticket that he told me he bought. The guy even showed me on his smart phone that there was an entry from his bank. He was very calm at all times. I was just handing him his citation and he instantly snapped and yelled "I don't have the money for this ticket!" The he proceded to vilently strike the left side of his head into the side window. After the third strike the window broke. Every strike after that the damage just got worse. The window was now very loose and bulged out 1.5 inches. The guy then calmed back down as though nothing had happened and stated over and over how sorry he was. The police were call and they came code 3. The guy was arrested and the train had to be taken out of service.