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Cops: Man Takes Phone —After Woman Killed by Train

Boston transit authorities looking for him
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 8, 2014 6:19 AM CST
Cops: Man Takes Phone —After Woman Killed by Train
Photos from video of a man who took a woman's phone after she was killed by a train.   (Metro Transit Police)

(Newser) – There are Good Samaritans and then there are, well, this guy. Transit police in Boston are seeking a man who walked away with a woman's phone after she was struck and killed by a subway train, reports the Boston Herald. Surveillance video shows that after the woman was hit by the train at a station—she either jumped or fell, and foul play is not suspected—her phone flew backward onto the platform. Our hero then enters the scene.

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“The male keeps his foot on top of the phone as he scans the area apparently to see if anyone is watching him,” says a police statement. After a moment, he reaches down, pockets the phone, and walks away. “Ninety-nine percent of all of the other people were concerned about what happened, running to the end of the train to see if they could help,” a transit police spokesperson tells the Boston Globe. “This gentleman had a different idea.” (And this subway story has a better ending.)

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