Internet furious over court's decision to release teenagers who assaulted weatherman Adam Klotz
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Alvin Bragg, the district attorney for Manhattan, has come under fire over how the Adam Klotz case was handled. A group of teenagers assaulted the weatherman for 'Fox News' as he tried to stop them from hassling an elderly person at 18th Street station, around 1.15 am on Sunday as he was returning from watching New York Giants NFL playoff.
The 37-year-old weathercaster also shared a video on his social media story following the attack, wherein he detailed the unfortunate incident. Later on, Klotz said that the teenagers lit a pot and burned the old man's hair to which he reacted "you can't do that". "That's all it took, and their all attention was toward me," Klotz told the host. The assault which left him with a bruised rib and black eyes comes on the heels of increasing Subway attacks in New York which have shot up to 30 percent between 2021-2022.
Although the majority of the group, as per Klotz, was able to escape from the scene, the New York Police Department spokesperson confirmed to Daily Mail that two teenagers, aged 15 and 17 had been arrested. The report stated that the teenagers were released to their guardians shortly after the arrest. The outlet notes the district attorney for being 'woke' and soft on crime since he took on the role in November 2021. Last week, Bragg faced criticism for granting a plea deal to a suspect in an alleged anti-semitic attack who vowed he would "do it again."
NYPD also released a statement saying the 37-year-old was on board a southbound train approaching the West 18 street and 7 Avenue station when he observed a group of four teenagers "acting disorderly on the train". Klotz asked the individuals to stop, at which point they began to assault him by punching him in the face multiple times. "When the train arrived at 18 Street and 7 Avenue station all four individuals and the victim exited the train." The statement added that police caught three of the suspects while the fourth fled and they were unable to apprehend him.
Reacting in disbelief, many internet users expressed their frustration while some took a dig at the NYC mayor for failing to address the crimes on the streets. "NYC Mayor what they did to Adam Klotz is disgusting. It was on your subway. These people set an old man's hair on fire. When Adam stood up for him they pummeled him. Then can back and attacked him. 3 were nabbed. Now they are back on the streets!!," wrote one. "It was an older gentleman which Adam Klotz defended, & the justice system which is supposed to protect all, should protect Adam Klotz, as well," another user reacted.
@NYCMayor what they did to Adam Klotz is disgusting. It was on your subway. These ppl set an old man's hair on fire. When Adam stood up for him they pummeled him. Then can back and attacked him. 3 were nabbed. Now they are back on the streets!!— FedUpInPA (@ThndrGirl571) January 23, 2023
Fix this bullshit!!
It was an older gentleman which Adam Klotz defended, & the justice system which is supposed to protect all, should protect Adam Klotz , as well.— Katherine Trunk (@KatherineTrunk) January 23, 2023
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