Man Electrocuted on NYC Subway Tracks
Friend couldn't save Matthew Zeno, 30
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jul 8, 2013 11:48 AM CDT
Police officers keep an eye on commuters in a subway station in New York, Tuesday, April 16, 2013.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

(Newser) – Those warnings about the third rail are no joke. After a night out, a man was walking along the subway tracks in Brooklyn when he "inadvertently made contact with the third rail and was electrocuted," per the NYPD as reported by Gothamist. The New York Daily News takes it one step further, having spoken to police who say Matthew Zeno, 30, was looking for a place to pee around 3am today when it happened; in the New York Post's telling, the "drunk" Zeno was electrocuted as he actually urinated. A friend tried to rescue Zeno but also received a shock upon grabbing him. Zeno died; the friend is in stable condition.

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slammer
Jul 9, 2013 12:40 PM CDT
mr darwin wins again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BenDunn
Jul 9, 2013 10:22 AM CDT
New Yorkers must be the dumbest human cows on the planet Poised to elect Wiener as Mayor, will elect Spitzer as comptroller, Must be told what size soda to drink, cant look at cigarettes without what? becoming addicted?? NYC is a cesspool of idiots cows... Moo......
Fatquah
Jul 8, 2013 9:56 PM CDT
More proof that the MythBusters show is for braindead morons who can't think for themselves and buy whatever hack crap they are told with no more logic than normal spoken English.