Fox News weatherman attacked by group of teens on NYC subway after he defended elderly man; police let suspects go free
Fox News meteorologist Adam Klotz revealed that he was brutally attacked by a group of teens while riding on a subway in New York City. The cable TV weatherman was defending an elderly man, and then the teens suddenly turned their ire toward him.
Early Sunday morning, Klotz was returning home after watching the New York Giants playoff game. He said on an Instagram video, “This older gentleman was being hassled by this group of seven or eight teens.”
Klotz, 37, told the teens to stop harassing the elderly man. The minors then began berating Klotz.
“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 half-jokingly.
“They had me on the ground,” he said in the Instagram video where he has visible bruises on his face. “My ribs are all bruised up, too. They got their hits in.”
NYPD sources confirmed the subway attack to the New York Post, “Police sources said the meteorologist was on a No. 1 train around 1:15 a.m. when he confronted the teens, who may have been smoking weed at the time, too.”
The teens fled the crime scene, but three of the teens were detained by police. There were two 15-year-olds and a 17-year-old caught by the cops.
Despite the assault, the police reportedly let the three minors go scot-free.
A New York Police Department spokesperson said, “Juvenile reports were prepared, and their parents were called to pick them up.”
Klotz suffered several lacerations on his face and was treated for his injuries at Bellevue Hospital. He said that he had X-rays taken.
The Fox News weatherman said in the video, “Where are the parents? Parents, watch your children.”
Klotz, who is from Indiana, quipped, “New York City! New York City! What a place. The Big Apple!”
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