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(D) train rider beats $50 ticket for resting her leg on subway seat
Posted by Gold_12TH on Mon May 7 00:02:19 2012
A Brooklyn woman who got a $50 summons for resting a sore leg on a subway seat beat the ticket in court on Wednesday.
Kate Wilson, 30, an administrative assistant who lives in Sunset Park, triumphantly wielded the judge’s ruling that found her “credible” and dismissed the fine.
Wilson said she told the court her leg, injured in a race, was barely covering the corner of a D-train seat in a nearly empty subway car when an officer saw her in March.
The ticket said she had her feet on the seat — but Wilson said a second officer who wrote the ticket never even saw her.
“She didn’t even show up until a couple of minutes later [and\] I was standing,” Wilson said.
She said she was glad she didn’t have to pay the fine but annoyed that the NYPD would hassle straphangers for something so silly.
“Why would they be wasting their time doing this?” she said. “Aren’t they supposed to be helping people? Don’t they want to make the city an easier place to live?”
More than 7,000 tickets for obstructing seating were given out in 2011.