A New York City meteorologist was beaten by a group of teens on a Manhattan subway train Sunday, according to a New York Post report.
Weatherman Adam Klotz, 37, described the attack in a video posted to his Instagram.
Klotz explained he was returning home from a bar where he had watched the New York Giants playoff loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. On the train home he witnessed an older man being hassled by a group of seven or eight teens.
“I was like, ‘Yo, guys, cut that out.’ And they decided, ‘Alright, if he’s not going to get it, you’re going to get it.’ And boy did they give it to me,” Klotz said. “They had me on the ground. My ribs are all bruised up, too. They got their hits in.”
The meteorologist’s assault occurred on a No. 1 train around 1:15 a.m. after he confronted the teens, who may have been smoking weed at the time, the report noted. The post attributed police sources for their information about the group of teens.
The suspects fled when the train stopped at the 18th Street station, but three of them were detained by police, the report noted. Suspects caught by NYPD officers included two 15-year-olds and one 17-year-old, the Post reported, citing sources.
Police eventually released the three juveniles, the report added.
“Juvenile reports were prepared, and their parents were called to pick them up,” an NYPD spokesperson said Sunday.
The report noted the three youthful suspects were released without being charged.
Klotz was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Bellevue Hospital, the report added.
Klotz, who suffered two black eyes among other injuries, said in the Instagram video, “You should see the other guy.” He added his side was in much worse condition than his visibly bruised face that resulted from the youths’ assault.”
“Where are the parents?” asked Klotz before adding, “Parents, watch your children.”
He added the older man whom he interceded on behalf of is fine.
“New York City! What a place,” concluded the Indiana native. “The Big Apple.”