SF-GATE – The incident — the first of its kind in recent memory — occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Coliseum Station.
According to a police officials, witnesses said 40 to 60 juveniles flooded the station, jumped the fare gates and rushed to the second-story train platform. Some of the robbers apparently held open the doors of a Dublin-bound train car while others streamed inside, confronting and robbing and in some cases beating riders.
The juveniles “committed multiple strong-arm robberies of bags and cell phones,” said a police summary prepared after the incident. “At least two victims suffered head/facial injuries requiring medical attention.”
Teenagers man! What a scary species. If 50 teenagers came on the train while I was on it I would already be shitting my pants. Cower in the corner and stare at my phone for the remainder of the trip. If they started screaming and robbing everyone I’d piss myself. There’s just no fear in a teenagers mind. Underage? 1 of 50 kids? There’s no trouble to get in! Those kids knew they would get away with whatever they wanted.
Here are my issues. Whoever was in charge of this needs to cut his numbers significantly. The James gang ran small. Never more than 10 people. Jesse James knew he could only trust a handful of people. This BART gang ran at least 40 deep? What the fuck? How are they going to divvy the pot? Say they took the train cabin for 1000 dollars of cash. Split evenly that 25 bucks each. Boring!
Whoever decided to make this group chat public made a very bad decision. My advice would be to keep the numbers down to 15. 15 teenagers on one train cabin will scare everyone enough. Also, no need to go hitting anybody, let’s be civil with our train robberies. Watch The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford one time for me kids.
P.S. I’ve been falling asleep to the soundtrack of The Assassination of Jesse James and it is delightful.