Crazy for PATH card!

8/1/2008:

Remember former Hoboken resident (and aspiring soccer player) Nick Gkionis?

I wrote about him back in April, and how he was in Cyprus trying out for various soccer teams.

However, this time, while he’s in England trying to situate himself on yet another soccer team, he wrote this email about a friend of his in Hoboken!:

Did any of you witness this asinine act?

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Crazy friend jumps on tracks to retrieve PATH card

“Hey Hoboken411,

I am still in England doing my soccer thing, but my friend today told me something I couldn’t keep in.

She was waiting for the PATH today to go to the city for her job, and she dropped her path-card on the rail tracks.

She apparently thought that path-card was precious so she jumped down on the tracks to get it, in full work outfit. Little did she know that 2 cops were watching the whole thing and quickly gave her a ticket. Not really sure what the ticket would be for though. Maybe ‘the stupidest way to get yourself critically injured’.

She was very upset but I figure to cheer her up by exploiting her die-hard committment not to lose the pathcard.”

Was the girl stupid for jumping on the tracks? Are economic times so tough that you’ll endanger your life?

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21 Comments on "Crazy for PATH card!"

sidekick
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sidekick

Thank God those cops were there. She could have gotten injured and needed there help to get back up. Glad she turned out safe. No $ figure is worth the life of a human being. It was a very stupid reaction. There should be signs posted in the waiting areas stating, It is illegal and dangerous to be jumping on the tracks, you will be fine if caught. If you loose your valuables ask an attendant. In some cities rails have electricity running thru them, a video is shown to upcoming police officers showing a man getting electrocuited by falling onto a track. And remember the man that who had a seisure and fell onto the tracks, was saved by another man jumping on top of him to hold him down in between the tracks so the train wouldn’t run over him. That was truly heroic.

skateparkmom
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skateparkmom

About a month ago at the PATH 9th St station a woman dropped her cell phone on the tracks. I told her to use the assistance phone on the wall. She called. The train pulled in, but stopped midway into the station. The motorman (woman) jumped out, retrieved the phone and handed it to her. The motorman climbed back into the car and brought the train into the station. That was cool.

daveyankee
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daveyankee

the ticket was issued by the port authority police not the hoboken police department.

plaintruthiness
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plaintruthiness

[quote comment=”96929″]…. and this is why things like the darwin awards exist year after year …[/quote]
Too bad. She would have won this year’s Darwin award if she had stepped on the third rail to help boost herself back out. :mrgreen:

amh
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I dropped my seasonal beach pass on the NYC subway tracks a few years back and the MTA did send someone to get it for me. It wasn’t much of a production. I had to wait 30 minutes or so and then I had my beach pass back.

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