A group of unruly teens on a New York City subway attacked Fox News meteorologist Adam Klotz, leaving the victim badly bruised.
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According to Blaze Media, Klotz was riding on the subway on his way back from watching the New York Giants playoff game when he spotted the teens attacking an elderly man. The teens later turned their anger toward the cable TV weatherman after he tried to defend the older man.
“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 in an Instagram video. “They had me on the ground. My ribs are all bruised up, too. They got their hits in.”
Klotz added that the elderly man got out of the incident unharmed and that the police arrested some of the teens. Klotz, who was treated at Bellevue Hospital, confirmed that he didn’t sustain any serious injuries from the attack.
“My side is so much worse than my face. And the thing is, the other guy is not really a guy. It’s children. Five or six children,’ Klotz said. “Where are the parents? Parents, watch your children.”
According to the New York Post, police sources confirmed that Klotz was on a No. 1 train around 1 a.m. when the incident occurred. The suspects, who police say may have been smoking weed at the time of the attack, fled the train at the 18th Street station after the assault.
Police, however, arrested three of the suspects, who authorities identified as two 15-year-olds and a 17-year-old. The three suspects were later released to their parents after police prepared their juvenile reports.
While it’s not clear if the teens were charged, an NYPD spokesman told The Post that police couldn’t charge the suspects because they were minors and for the fact that the crime was a misdemeanor.
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The Post also reported that the city Law Department, which prosecutes juvenile crimes in New York City, sent an email saying it can’t get involved with the case unless Koltz files a complaint with the Department of Probation.