Homeless man pushes woman in front of train


Witnesses say a 21-year-old woman was pushed in front of a train by a beggar that she refused to give money to.

Maya Leggat was standing on the northbound platform of the White Plains station in New York at 11:05am  (1:05am AEST )on Wednesday when the 39-year-old homeless man, identified as Howard Mickens, came up from behind and shoved her on to the track where an empty train hit her as it pulled into the station.

"A homeless man hangs out in front here - decides he wants to inflict some pain to somebody, asks somebody for change," newsstand operator Gary Waxman told CBS. "And one girl upstairs decides to come out of bathroom. She refused to give him money, and he pushed her in front of the train."

"Fingers were gone, legs were mangled — that’s what I heard from police. That’s what they told me," he said. "The MTA police immediately arrested him ... and he had no confession or nothing; he just stood there calmly and got arrested."

Mickens has been charged with second-degree attempted murder.

Ms Legatt had surgery at the Westchester Medical Centre where she was listed in a critical condition but is expected to survive.

She had a severed artery in her leg and is expected to need multiple surgeries on her leg. She also has a head injury and cuts and bruising all over her body.

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mendelson site profile image  

9/28/13 7:39 PM by mendelson

We should put him in a parachute marked "DEA" and drop him out of a plane over a Mexican Drug Cartel's compound. I'd kick in for the planes gas money to get there and back.

mshagger site profile image  

9/28/13 7:28 PM by mshagger

I'm with helwig on this one. One shot in the back of the guys head, cremate him, flush the ashes in the toilets and be done with it.

RabidCracker site profile image  

9/28/13 7:18 PM by RabidCracker


Jack Carter site profile image  

9/28/13 7:12 PM by Jack Carter

Oh stop it!

pulsar site profile image  

9/28/13 7:06 PM by pulsar

Yeah like, how could someone let that slip in such an objective non coercive thread. Truly shocking.

Malvert the Janitor site profile image  

9/28/13 11:04 AM by Malvert the Janitor

Wow. Missed this. What a shit head.

Jack Carter site profile image  

9/28/13 11:04 AM by Jack Carter

Should be frozen at least

MbA7601 site profile image  

9/28/13 10:09 AM by MbA7601


Misedukatd site profile image  

9/28/13 9:56 AM by Misedukatd

I agree with this. Just get rid of him, and be done with it.