PATH train Teddy

I’m sure many of you have encountered the infamous Teddy more than once. What are your stories?

Here’s what Hoboken411 reader Eric has to say:

“I wanted to first thank you for this website you are doing an incredible job. I know it sounds corny and clichéd but it really has become a daily destination for both myself and my wife. But the real reason I’m writing is because I have always been curious about Teddy from the PATH train, the guy who walks up and down the train asking for money to feed the homeless. Does anyone know if the money actually goes to good use or just goes into his pockets? What do your other readers have to say? Thanks in advance.



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Saturday, January 10, 2009 12:47 pm

[quote comment=”126625″]I’ve never seen teddy what’s his schedule?[/quote]

The more hung over, tired or irritable you are, the more likely it is that him and his foul screeching voice show up. 🙁

Saturday, January 10, 2009 11:31 am

email the port authority, maybe they can send you teddy’s schedule 😛

Saturday, January 10, 2009 10:44 am

I’ve never seen teddy what’s his schedule?

Tuesday, July 8, 2008 10:04 am

[quote comment=”91729″][quote comment=”91714″]i spoke to teddy tonight on the 1007pm train out of 33st and he knows about the yt videos and he said he is investigating and that its illegal to film him doing his thing.He also knows about his arrest record being posted on hoboken 411.which makes me think he owns a house and a computer[/quote]

I find it funny that a crook like him is lecturing folks on the legality of anything.[/quote]yea i keep trying to talk him into just going to nyc subway but he was saying he has been doing his thing on the path for 21 years and he doesn’t intend to stop

Tuesday, July 8, 2008 10:01 am

[quote comment=”91739″]It’s not illegal to video someone in a public place.[/quote]

For the most part that is true, especially when they are committing fraud like Teddy. You are allowed to film a criminal act in public regardless. Considering that Teddy violates laws in 2 states he could easily be arrested in either state for both violations. However, you cannot film on a Subway (PATH) without some sort of authorization under the guise of “homeland anti-terror security” etc. But as a photographer or videographer under no circumstance can the police take your film unless there is probable cause to believe that you are going to or are in the process of committing some criminal act yourself. The ACLU is very clear on this and there are numerous lawsuits currently pending in State and Federal Court against the NYPD for such violations as stealing film, breaking cameras, and unlawful arrest. Teddy is collecting welfare benefits in two states (NY/NJ) using at least two names. If you look at some of the ID cards he has, they are benefits cards from both NY and NJ.

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