Couple accused of pitching a TENT inside NYC subway car and ‘smoking drugs inside’
- A fellow passenger tweeted a photo of the tent on a 2 train in the Bronx on Friday
- The witness claimed to have seen a man and woman erect the tent before climbing inside and proceeding to smoke unspecified drugs
- Police responded to the report but it is unclear whether they found anything
- The witness’s Twitter account @Indepublican has since been deleted
A couple was seen smoking drugs inside a tent they pitched on a subway car in New York City, fellow commuters say.
A witness who tweeted a photo of the blue and green tent claimed to have seen the man and woman board the southbound 2 train in the Bronx late Friday afternoon.
The rider under the Twitter handle @Indepublican claimed to have watched the couple erect the tent before climbing inside to ‘smoke some sort of drug’ – to the disgust of fellow passengers.
Police responded to reports that a couple was smoking drugs inside a tent they’d pitched on the subway in the Bronx after an alleged witness tweeted the photo above on Friday afternoon
‘They have the car train door open, exposing passengers to drugs,’ the unnamed witness complained in a tweet to NYPD Transit just before 5pm. ‘Please alert the conductor or police.’
The informant said they moved to a different car as the smoke seeping out of the tent began filling the tight space.
‘I’m sick and tired of these people on the trains,’ @Indepublican told News4. ‘This drug epidemic is outrageous.’
Police quickly responded to reports of the alleged drug use on Twitter, confirming that they had located the train in question and had dispatched officers to investigate.
Two minutes later @Indepublican tweeted to @NYPDTransit: ‘They just walked away with the police. Thank you officer!’
However, the NYPD said Saturday that they’d received a 911 call about a tent set up inside a subway car in the same area at the same time, but that they didn’t find anything.
@Indepublican’s Twitter account has since been deleted.
DailyMail.com has reached out to the NYPD Transit Chief’s office for clarification.
Officers were dispatched to the 2 station at East 233 in the Bronx after receiving reports of the alleged drug use, but it remains unclear whether they found anything