Alexis Adams of The Bronx, New York, was charged with assault after she hit a Metro-North Railroad train conductor in the face with a pumpkin on October 11 after she was asked to get off the train because she did not have a ticket.
According to Westchester County, Adams allegedly hit the conductor in the face with a pumpkin and punched her numerous times after she told Adams to get off on the next stop when she failed to give her a ticket.
According to the district attorney Miriam Rocah, the conductor was then taken to the hospital, where she got “numerous stitches.”
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department arrested Adams, and she was arraigned in Mount Vernon City Court on October 28.
“Violent attacks on essential workers doing their jobs will not be tolerated,” Rocah said in a statement. “Metro-North Railroad conductors, like all public-facing employees, have a right to feel safe in their workplace.”
Adams, was charged “with two counts of assault in the second degree, a felony, and a warrant was issued for her arrest,” the district attorney said.
The president of MTA Metro-North Railroad, Catherine Rinaldi, appreciated that the district attorney and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department could handle the situation.
“Throughout the pandemic, we have called upon our conductors to do more than ever before. They need to know that we are absolutely committed to making their work environment as safe as possible,” Rinaldi said in the district attorney’s statement.
“I applaud MTAPD for their investigation, which led to the arrest, and to the District Attorney’s office for sending a very clear message that assaults like this will not be tolerated and will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” she added.
Adams appeared in a Mount Vernon City Court on November 10.