FOX News meteorologist Adam Klotz has been brutally attacked on a subway train allegedly by teens who were trying to set another passenger’s hair on fire.
Fox News meteorologist Adam Klotz was brutally attacked on a subway train[/caption]
A group of teens allegedly knocked him out after trying to set another passenger’s hair on fire[/caption]
Klotz suffered multiple injuries including black eyes and bruised ribs[/caption]
The group of teens was allegedly trying to set an older man’s hair on fire when Klotz decided to intervene.
“I was like, whoa, you can’t do that,” Klotz told Fox News.
“That’s not cool, and that’s all it took, and then I was the focus of all their attention.”
The teens then put their attention on Klotz, who tried to remove himself from the situation.
However, Koltz said the group chased him to another subway car and “bum rushed” him.
The teens then allegedly beat him.
“Suddenly, I’m on the ground, I’m getting kicked in the side, I’m getting wailed on. They’re like, ‘Put him to sleep! Put him to sleep!” Klotz recalled.
Klotz said he got knocked out by the teens, WHAM reports.
After the attack, Klotz was left with bruised ribs, black eyes, and cuts on his face, according to WNYW.
The weatherman also said he had a bruised cheekbone and a severely injured knee.
They have since been released, WNYW reports.
Klotz was taken to the hospital in stable condition. He said he will be able to naturally recover from the attack.
Klotz took the opportunity to talk about the spiking crime occurring in New York City’s subway system.
“It’s more like, why is the weather guy on the train trying to stop crime in the middle of the night?” he told Fox.
“Like, where is Eric Adams [mayor of NYC]? Where is the city? Why am I doing this? Why is it up to me?” Klotz questioned.
Assaults on public transit have grown exceedingly since 2008, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
Between 2008 and 2016, there were about 693 assaults on public transit per year.
Those numbers have since soared to roughly 1,218 assaults per year, according to a TND analysis of DOY statistics.
Klotz claimed that there used to be police presence on the subway at night, but not anymore.
“I want someone to be held responsible, but really what I want is some sort of change,” he told Fox.
“I don’t want this to happen to somebody else, and I don’t think necessarily just these kids getting in trouble, like, where’s the structural things?
“Like, put some cops down there.
“I want Eric Adams to do something more long term, that this won’t happen to somebody else – more than me just getting some sort of revenge in the short term,” Koltz said.