Internet-Inspired NYC Subway Stuntmen Draw Ire Of Politicians, Straphangers

CBS New York

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — You’ve seen it in person and now it’s a big hit on the Internet – young people pulling off dangerous subway stunts and putting innocent riders at risk.

They are thrill seekers risking it all, jumping on New York City subway tracks … or over them, and then posting the stunts online.

“I think it’s stupid,” one straphanger told CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez on Thursday night..

“Nothing impresses me about that,” another added.

“The more dangerous it is the more hits they get. The more they’re revered,” parent Ann Marie Ambrosino said.

It’s a growing trend that has many concerned, including Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, who is demanding the Metropolitan Transportation Authority take preventative action.

“This game should be an embarrassment to New Yorkers. I don’t think we should let it go. I think we should prosecute people who do…

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