Video shows teens surfing on No. 4 train
A community advocate is calling for a crackdown on so-called subway surfers after video depicting teenagers dangling from the back of a No. 4 train in the Bronx went viral.
The video, posted by Alex Campos on Facebook, shows three boys precariously hanging off the No. 4 as it pulls away from a packed platform at East 149th Street and Grand Concourse during rush hour Tuesday.
All three teens were caught, according to the MTA, but it's not the first time subway surfers have found themselves in trouble. Police say two teens were taken into custody for similar action on New Year's Day.
Community advocate Tony Herbert wants harsher punishment for the surfers than just a summons. He says it would discourage others from risking their lives for a few likes on social media.
Police tell News 12 that they are aware of Tuesday's incident and are investigating.