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Watch NYPD Violently Arrest Man for Napping in Near-Empty Subway Car

A man got arrested on the New York subway about a month ago for sleeping on the subway, and the case got a lot of online interest this week when video of the heated police confrontation went viral.

In the video, you can see the man sleeping when officers wake him up and they get into a heated confrontation where the man keeps shouting “For what?!” Apparently he was taking a nap on his way to work in the near-empty subway car, but New York City rules state you can’t technically use more than one seat to lay down on.

So the officers grabbed the man and arrested him after some physical struggling. At one point, he shouted at the camera, “I’m coming from work, and they fuck with me because I’m sleeping. And there are bums that sleep on the train.”

You can watch video of the incident here, via DNAinfo:

[h/t Gothamist]
[image via screengrab]

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