Dispute Over Dime Leads To MTA Employee Arrested For Allegedly Punching Bronx Straphanger

Victim Tells CBS 2 She Was Also Lifted Up Off The Ground By The Neck

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A New York City woman says she was attacked by a subway station attendant for taking too long to find cash.

Janet Ojeda admitted she exchanged words with the woman in the token booth on Thursday morning, but when the clerk allegedly came out and picked her up by the neck, choking her, well, even hours later, Ojeda got emotional talking about it when talking to CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez.

“She came and she swung me against the gate and she picked me up with one hand and she was just looking straight into my eyes … like… I started seeing a blur. And I’m trying to get air. And she could hear me, but she didn’t let go,” Ojeda said.

“It was scary. All I was thinking was if I was going to see my family again.”

Ojeda showed CBS 2’s Pablo Guzman the bruises she claims were the result of the alleged assault. Police and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said the station agent inside the booth at the 138th Street station in the Bronx as Phylathia Monroe, 45. The MTA said she has nearly 20 years on the job.

The confrontation began at around 5:30 a.m. Ojeda was going to work and was, she said, 10 cents short on a MetroCard when Monroe called for the next customer through. Ojeda said she found the dime, but that’s when the argument began. She claimed Monroe got out of the booth, put her finger in her face and punched her.

“I told her to let me go, and I was like … you’re gonna get arrested right now,” Ojeda said. “As soon as that fist hit my face I felt my face swell up.”

Ojeda said she eventually got free and then went from the station to a local NYPD precinct and filed a report.

Four officers went into the station and arrested Monroe on a misdemeanor assault charge. Ojeda hired attorney Justin Blitz.

“We intend to look at all the legal remedies on her behalf, and we’re confident we will be successful,” Blitz said.

“I want justice. And she didn’t just assault me, she tried to kill me,” Ojeda added

The MTA suspended Monroe pending an investigation. If convicted on the assault charge, Monroe could face a year behind bars. CBS 2 tried to contact Monroe Thursday night, but her family said she was not home.

Ojeda said she plans to take a few days off from work to recover and she said she plans to sue the MTA.

Share your thoughts in the comments section below…

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  1. Dan Te says:

    Her dime will now turn into Millions….

  2. joey fom B'hurst says:

    This story was published a few hours after the incident occurred. If the photos are after the altercation, I can not see any bruises, nor do I believe that another woman was strong enough: “She came and she swung me against the gate and she picked me up with one hand.” 5:30 AM at 138th Street and the Grand Concourse: the only people out there at that time are drug addicts and hookers. I think she is looking for her payday!

  3. Jay says:

    FREE MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHE HIT THE LOTTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. TheAqurian says:

    I can wait to see when this woman is found to be a liar like the one of years ago who also accused a transit worker of attacking her.
    That poor man went through hell because of lies, as will this agent.
    I wish her well and her family.
    If you see what people do when they hear the real “N” word, NO, then you wouldn’t be too quick to judge.
    Let’s wait and see. Let’s pretend to be rational, intelligent & sensible people.

  5. Ebon Hawk says:

    One handed no less.

  6. Ebon Hawk says:

    Does any one else wonder how a middle aged woman can lift someone up by the neck and punch them?

    1. TheAqurian says:

      Why are you taking the time to THINK about something like that??
      The rest just want to complain and bash people.
      Make fun of the agent’s name, size and all MTA workers.

  7. kam says:

    She just looking for a law suit and easy money. This probably what really happened she was looking for a dime the lady asked if she could hurry and she started insulting the mta lady or jumped at her like she was going to hit her and she jacked her up and punched her.now her feelings hurt and she want to sue.

  8. MIZZ BOSS says:

    she lyinggggggggg

  9. john peters says:

    I bet the victim was an old frail white woman……by 2050 this will be a daily occurance when the white race will be the minority in the usa with latinos on top…this jumping bean just could not wait…..39 years when her head will be mounted over times square

    1. Ebon Hawk says:

      If you are going to troll at least read the article

  10. BrooklynCyclone says:

    So the MTA employee may get up to a year in jail for assaulting a customer, but if a customer assaults an MTA employee, the customer may get up to seven years in jail (according to the stickers posted in all the trains and buses). Whatever happened to “MTA…going your way”?

    1. Ebon Hawk says:

      If you look at the conviction rates the people get about a year,

  11. Ghandi says:

    Just another out of control NEG ROE government worker. Another unintended consequence of Affirmative Action Laws.

  12. JoeFriday says:

    chimpin’ out!

  13. JoeFriday says:

    There is no excuse for a clerk to come out from behind the glass to confront a passenger,ever, except maybe to protect another passenger. It doesn’t matter how rude the passenger was. Furthermore, there is no excuse to use violence except when in danger – which the clerk wasn’t. All of you apologists for the clerk are just plain wrong.

    1. TheAqurian says:

      As are you joe friday.
      You’re dead wrong.
      Chimpin’ out.
      Classless and ignorant you are.
      If you know what was on the mind of the clerk when she exited and what she was going to do, stop posting and make money as a mind reader.
      If the agent was exiting to go to another location and was attacked by this lying person you want to defend so badly, what then.
      NOTHING! You will be like the rest and go wow, guess I was wrong and that’ll be it.
      Try thinking and waiting for THE FACTS before making an ass of yourself.

  14. missy d says:

    Some people may not believe this is true. But I believe it. I was attacked by a lady because she pulled into a parking lot speeding while I was pulling out and she almost got hit.. She blamed me for almost hitting her while she sped into the parking lot while I was pulling out.. Clearly was not my fault yet she felt it was.. I said Im sorry but she got out the car and hit me. I did not give any attitude or did anything wrong. I bet you I know what race this woman is……

    1. JoeFriday says:

      should have shot her

  15. alan says:

    So now she is going to sue NYC and collect a million dollars because some savage hurt her? Am I the only one who can see how people could plan something like this with a friend and walk away with a million dollars?

  16. Charles says:

    I am a Transit employee and regardless of what Janet Ojeda said the MTA employee should have not put her hands on the women, now she may have a problem with her 20 years of service.

    1. JoeFriday says:

      no duh. Actually, that monkey should go to jail where her typical behavior is more the norm.

      1. TheAqurian says:

        When she goes to jail will some of your friends and family be present as well joey??
        Ojeda lied and will continue to do so for a payday.
        Yet you just want to spread raciest views.

        1. TheAqurian says:

          Was using the cellphone, touchscreen
          RACIST VIEWS.

  17. Ranger01 says:

    Phylathia Monroe, 45 She must be one strong hunk of a woman at 45 years old to be able to pick up the cute little Ojeda with one hand. Even if Ojeda wieghed 100lbs, that is strong! Most men could not do it. I hope Ojeda owns the transit department when she wins this in court.

  18. BrooklynCyclone says:

    So the MTA employee struck a passenger and might receive up to a year in jail, but passengers that strike MTA employees can get up to seven years in jail? (according to the stickers all over the subway).

  19. dirtydave777 says:

    NY NAZIs at their finist.
    And this story is bias to the hilt. Lets protect the govt goon.

  20. bronxbull52 says:

    Use are all way too mature for my state of being….its amazing how we all show unity and love oh respect too here and world-wide….this is why your lives are full of weakness and confusion cause the button pushers are way ahead of you…and this is why hackers like myself will always have a reason to keep digging….you’ve allowed that….thank you

  21. Chrys says:

    I just love the world of racist IDIOTS. Philathia is a Greek word meaning “Lovers of Truth” !

    You guys need to read more and learn.

    1. JoeFriday says:

      I thought Philatia was a brand of konk

  22. Tony says:

    What the hell is this, gangland? Was the transit worker “disrespected”?

  23. Keith says:

    Something doesn’t add up …

  24. Sima says:

    Can we hear the other site of the story. Before drudging🙂

  25. jimm dean says:

    I doubt the story, but do you see the rank on this girl? Give her a porn contract, thatst the way to make da money!

  26. Nick says:

    Looks like another loud mouth got put in her place.

  27. Alex says:

    sounds like she got what she deserved!

  28. Charles says:

    There seems to be a big part of the story missing. The woman takes too long to find a dime so the other comes out and punches her? Give me a break.

  29. theJackal says:

    Typical Obama voters all around here….. They jam up our prisons, they make up 99.89% of the welfare rolls, they pack our emergency rooms, our court rooms, methadone clinics….. AND THEY PAY FOR NONE OF IT!

    1. nina aoki says:

      Jackal,

      If you’ll take a moment to scroll up to the top and scroll and dig around all of those purdy little letters at the top of the webpage, I’m sure you’ll find the section labeled “POLITICAL” –

      Take your race/political whining, I mean baiting to that section’s comment forum. I’m sure your fellow trolls are awaiting your return.

  30. Barack says:

    I like to take a stick and dip it in a little bit of Bo’s doggie mess then swizzle that same stick around in my mouth…business end first

  31. Count Yob says:

    Another complainant hoping to hit the lawsuit jackpot.

  32. afrosheen says:

    i be all choked up an sh!t afta readin’ this mess, yo

    dat wuz a good punchline , gnomesain’?

  33. afrosheen says:

    tha race card be pulled moe than tha ebt card, yo

    you feel me?

  34. afrosheen says:

    tha race card be pulled moe than tha metro card, yo

  35. afrosheen says:

    she
    a
    phylanthiap!ssed!

    LOL!

  36. Steve Puckett says:

    if Janet Ojeda doesn’t want to pay for her subway ride, she should go back to Puerto Rico, there are no subways there for her to rip off. Why do I get the feeling the taxpayer will be on the hook for any award from this lawsuit ?

  37. afrosheen says:

    lol!!
    n!
    ggas
    gawna
    n!
    g

  38. naro10 says:

    I suspect that there is a often criminal conspiracy between city workers and “victims” and their lawyers. The city worker “abuses” the citizen who sues the city for millions, the city worker gets its cut and is never fired because the unions protect him/her. I dont know about this case but I’ll bet you it is going on in many cases.

  39. Connecticut Priest says:

    If you had to spend 12 hours a day, 7 days a week in a glass booth the size of a bathroom stall, you would be very, very angry too.

  40. Olden Atwoody says:

    And what could ‘victim’ Janet Ojeda have said, over the lack of a mere dime, that would have infuriated the cashier to come out and punch her?

    I suspect that Ojeda is trailer trash of the lowest form and got very nasty, first.

    The customer is supposed to pay, not show up with no money and harass and mouth off to the help.

  41. frmore says:

    Nigdar senses tingling.

  42. THE GREAT WHITE HOPE says:

    I LOVE IT WHEN SP!CS AND SPADES GET INTO IT

  43. freecheese says:

    If a husband did the same his wife at home, it is “felony strangulation” and would go straight to jail and trial.

  44. freecheese says:

    Not to worry: ‘dem guyz down at ‘da union hall iz standin’ behind him !
    The union will surely defend him to the end. Look for the race card to be pulled.

  45. Nate says:

    Raise your hand if you crawled out of your trashcan after following this link from Drudge to leave your racist caca on yet another story. You people are like the roaches that scurry out from under a garbage can in an alley after you bump it.

    1. SerfCityHereWeCome says:

      Yawn….

      And how many of those posts from “conservative racists” did YOU leave as a poser? Do you seriously think there’s anyone alive who doesn’t know that that pitiful tactic is at the very top of page one of the Depressioncrat party playbook, i.e., excerpted from Alinsky?

  46. Nate says:

    You first. I’d rather have them in this world than you.You are the epitome of the absolute worst parts of humanity.

    1. The Bobster says:

      Hey, Nate. Get off da prison computa, nome sane?

  47. Nate says:

    I saw your name but I didn’t realize you were a piece of trash till I read your post.

    1. Anyone but O. says:

      You’re angry about the truf? We ALL knew what it was before we read the article.

    2. nina aoki says:

      @Nate

      Don’t feed the trolls.
      They’re like strays, feed them once and they’ll keep coming back.

  48. Bullett says:

    Another story from “The Naked City”.

    1. BIG "L" says:

      AS A STATION AGENT, AND KNOWING FIRSTHAND WHAT WE AS CUSTOMER SERVICE EMPLOYEES DEAL WITH EVERYDAY,I HAVE TO BELIEVE THERES A LOT MORE TO THIS STORY. I AM IN NO WAY SAYING THE STATION AGENT WAS RIGHT IN ANY WAY OF EXITING THE BOOTH AND PUTTING HER HANDS ON A CUSTOMER, PROVOKED OR NOT. HOWEVER IF PEOPLE KNEW WHAT WE HAD TO DEAL WITH ON THIS JOB DAY IN AND DAY OUT YOU MIGHT UNDERSTAND SOMEONE HAVING A BREAKING POINT.
      JUST LAST WEEK I HAD A CUSTOMER COME TO THE BOOTH TELLING ME SHE JUST ADDED 2 DOLLARS TO HER METROCARD AND THAT THE TURNSTILE WOULDNT LET HER THROUGH, AND THE TURNSTILE SAID SHE HAD INSUFFICIENT FARE. UPON CHECKING HER CARD IT DID SAY SHE HAD 2 DOLLARS ON IT AND WAS LAST USED ON THE BUS, SHE DIDNT HAVE THE FREE TRANSFER FROM THE BUS BECAUSE SHE DIDNT HAVE A FULL FARE WHEN SHE GOT ON THE BUS. SO WITH JUST 2 DOLLARS ON HER CARD SHE ASKED ME IF I COULD PUT THE 25 CENT SHE NEEDED ON HER CARD BECAUSE SHE DIDNT HAVE A QUARTER, I TOLD HER THAT I COULD’NT . SHE THEN ASKED IF A POLICE OFFICER WAS ON THE STATION, I TOLD HER I DIDNT KNOW IF ONE WAS AROUND, AND THAT THEY WOULDNT COME OUT TO PUT A QUARTER ON HER CARD,. AFTER A FEW MINUTES OF ASKING OTHER PASSENGERS FOR A QUARTERS AND BEING DENIED, SHE THEN PULLED OUT A WAD OF TWENTY DOLLAR BILLS , GAVE ME ONE AND TOLD ME TO ADD 25 CENTS TO HER METRO CARD, I ADDED THE QUARTER AND GAVE HER 19 DOLLARS AND SEVENTFIVE CENTS CHANGE WHICH I COUNTED THREE TIMES BEFORE GIVING IT TO HER. SHE THEN COUNTED HER CHANGE AND PROCEEDED THROUGH THE TURNSTILE. I THEN DEALT WITH OTHER CUSTOMERS, FIVE MINUTES LATER SHE CAME BACK TO THE TURNSTILE AND SAID SHE WAS A DOLLAR SHORT IN HER CHANGE, AND I HAD BETTER MAKE IT RIGHT, SHE BEGAN SLAMMING THE GATE AND YELLING AT ME I WAS CALLED EVERYTHING BUT THE CHILD OF GOD. A STATION SUPERVISOR CAME AND DID A BOOTH AUDIT ONLY TO FIND OUT THAT MY MONEY WAS INDEED CORRECT THIS IS NOT EVERY PASSENGER WE COME ACROSS BUT WE DO COME ACROSS MANY LIKE THIS EVERYDAY. MY POINT IS YOU KNOW WHAT THE FARE IS , DONT GET MAD WHEN YOU ARE NOT LET ON TO THE SYSTEM BECAUSE YOU ARE SHORT OF THE FARE, IT IS NOT OUR JOB TO SUPPORT YOU FINANCIALLY, EVERY DIME OUR MONEY COMES UP SHORT WE HAVE TO PUT IT UP OUT OF OUR OWN POCKETS.
      A DAY PRIOR TO THAT I HAD A PASSENGER INVITE ME TO COME OUT THE BOOTH AND WAS TOLD THAT HE WAS GONNA SHOOT ME BECAUSE HE WANTED ME TO TAKE HIS MONEY AND BUZZ HIM THROUGH THE GATE AND I REFUSED AND TOLD HIM TO PURCHASE A SINGLE FARE METROCARD FROM THE VENDING MACHINE , BECAUSE WE CANT MAKE SINGLE FARE METROCARDS FOR ANYONE OTHER THAN SENIOR CITIZENS AND DISABLED CUSTOMERS WITH THE PROPER IDENTIFICATION. SO BECAUSE HE WASNT PREPARED AND DIDNT GET TO DO WHAT HE WANTED TO DO , I HAD TO BE VERBALLY ASSAULTED FOR DOING MY JOB, BY THE RULES..
      I DONT NECEESSARILY LOVE MY JOB , BUT I AM GREATFUL TO HAVE IT ,AND TRY MY BEST TO DO IT WITH PROFESSINALISM. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THE AVERAGE CUSTOMER DO MY JOB , TRUST ME I KNOW MOST PEOPLE WOULDNT BE ABLE TO DEAL WITH THE ABUSE WE RECIEVE FROM THE PUBLIC EVERY DAY , BEING SPIT AT, HAVING DRINKS OR THINGS THROWN THROUGH THE WINDOW APERATURE, AND BEING THREATENED BECAUSE THEY CANT GET THEIR WAY.I.E : FREE RIDES
      I KNOW THESE PEOPLE WONT BEND THE RULES AT THEIR JOBS FOR ME. SO WHY SHOULD I PUT MY JOB IN JEAPORDY FOR THEM.

      FUNNY HOW PEOPLE GET ANGRY AND VIOLENT WHEN THEY DONT GET THEIR WAY.

      1. Norbert G. Ginsel says:

        Glad your got that off your chest. BTW: Your CAPS key is stuck. Next time you post, I may actually *read* what you say….

      2. Small "K" says:

        I agree with everything you say Big L. Sounds like she is looking for a
        “Free ride” indeed on the MTA. God Bless you guys, I couldn’t do it. Shes probably riding on my tax money anyway.

      3. SMALL "K" says:

        I agree Big “L”, more to the story. Sounds like she was looking for a free ride to sue the MTA. God Bless you transit workers, I couldn’t do it. She was probably riding the subway on “MY DIME” ANYWAY, IF YOU KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT.

        1. Norbert G. Ginsel says:

          You make a good point also. But not to your post, but in general,,, why does no one factor in that this is NY, where rudeness is a way of life? In Texas this attitude is largely unacceptable, and we have concealed carry. We have a history of courtesy (Texas comes from a word meaning “friend”) and, although we have an influx of immigrants from the Iron Belt, we would like to stay that way., so please don’t tell us how to make our place the pile of cr@p that you guys have created.

          I don’t HEART NY. I grew up in NJ, and PA is just as bad, City of Brotherly Love?, there’s a bad joke.

          You have made your beds. Lie in them.

      4. FAAQ2 says:

        Try sentences instead of one big blob that nobody can read !

      5. HR says:

        Big L, While I agree with almost everything you mentioned, particularly when it comes to the things some people do and always take out their frustrations on the MTA in general. I myself sometimes get very upset, however never have taken it out on a worker. That makes no sense. What also doesn’t make any sense is, how was she looking for a free ride when she was only mising a dime? Yes, I agree we’re probably not getting the entire story, but we’re talking about a dime if that is indeed the case. No reason for an agent to come out of her booth and risk HER own life for a dime. There are a lot of ignarant people in this city. I see a few have even written to this story. Small K claims she’s probably living on his or her dime (whatever you are), however according to the story, she was trying to go to work! How ignorant does that sound????? Basically, not everyone does look for a free ride, there are SOME honest people in this city who aren’t ignorant!

  49. Hi says:

    A .10c short will turn her into a 10 millions millionaire.

    1. lee says:

      I like you. Would you be my friend?

  50. John Galt says:

    The transit authority employee sounds like she has a bright future, TSA is looking for people with the same mentaility.

    1. John Malverne says:

      Nah, did you read she’s a 20 year veteran? That means she’s ready to retire. Government employees don’t work beyond the age of 40, you know that….

      1. Frances says:

        No, they work 40 yrs. At least that is what I have done as well as many of my piers. Obviously you do not know of what you speak!! Sounds like someone may be jealous. OBTW, many of the metro workers are not violent. She did not deserve to get punched in any way, shape or form. Good for her suing. But next time lady, have your money ready, this could have been avoided.

        1. Mitch says:

          Shove it , you over paid government shill.

          1. StopTheLies says:

            Well said Mitch. Unelected officials took over Washington and the media after the coup and cover up. Even most of the comments online are financed with your tax dollars. Big brother is trying to create the perception of public opinion while burying the truth. They think you can’t handle the truth. Fact of the matter is we have no democracy, president, and freedom of press is an illusion.

            Our next election is shaping up to be as big of a sham as the last. Do you know why Sarah Palin’s bus tour was really canceled? Do you know why she stayed 30 miles away from the second debate and chose the death of Steve Jobs to announce that she’s not running? Know what leaked out? Sarah Palin and Cain aren’t in the race for the same reason, the truth leaked out.

            Search PalinsDirtyLittleSecret for the biggest cover up in world history before it disappears forever

            1. Not Gonna Wait 2 Long 4 Answer says:

              okay, I finally bit: I looked at your blogsite that you write about EVERYWHERE…went thru it….and seriously, it does come off a bit insane. My question: WHAT IS THE BIG SECRET?? What is the point of the entire damn thing?

              Seriously, you do come off as, well, just a bit crazy….

              PLs explain yourself: WHAT is the secret????

            2. Not Gonna Wait 2 Long 4 Answer says:

              seriously, I will wait for about 30 minutes, then…eh, whatever ya nut…

            3. Lunar™ says:

              ^
              Just be sure you don’t forget your tinfoil hate whenever you leave the house!

            4. Jackson says:

              Please …on how many topics are you going to post this same comment?

              Give it a rest!

          2. Rick says:

            Spoken like a true communist Mitch

          3. cynthia says:

            Bittler little man? Let’s see, you insult us with a loud whine and we are the shills, hmmmm, interesting. How would you do without the fire dept, police dept, water dept, streets dept, safety inspections, traffic signs, air traffic safety, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, etc etc etc etc. Regardless of the propaganda, the larger majority of public servants to the job because they care, are good at it and would make more money in the private sector. How many times have you been a store or business and the employees were goofing and ignoring? You pay for that when you buy a product at an inflated price to cover incompetency. Like said above, public employees pay the same taxes, paying for their own salaries…then getting taxed on the salary, which is paid by their taxes…..get the picture? We don’t like the idea of wasting money, either. People like you are either ignorant by choice or just plain stupid.

        2. Hank says:

          Your piers? Gee, an illiterate government parasite.

        3. Big Joe Biden says:

          Most piers don’t last 40 years due to hurricanes and floods. Obviously you do not know of what you spell!! Next time lady, have your dictionary ready, this could have been avoided.

          1. Auzzievick says:

            The problem is that she didn’t even realize she was using the wrong word usage; can’t change what you don’t understand.

        4. Hobes says:

          Piers? And Frances, do not try to push blame on to the alleged victim as you do in the last line of your comment.

        5. Peggy G says:

          Boy, you’re a piece of work with those stupid comments. And it’s peers not piers.

        6. BoogaBooga says:

          Your “piers” huh?

        7. 454none@none.com says:

          We are going to remove what you have stolen through your nose.

          1. cynthia says:

            How about we remove all of what you’ve stolen from the public over the years with shoddy construction work or working only half the time you are paid for or the long lunches or the five-finger discounts taken from your employers through that empty space in your heads..all of those little thefts which raise the prices on consumer goods, which we all pay for, all while no one is staring over your shoulder or making stupid, inane comments that have no basis in fact because you work for a government. All of the pathetic little people who make comments about public employees usually have some guilt of their own or failed to make the cut. Don’t let the facts get in your way.

      2. Savio says:

        their contract is for 25 years of service and/or 55 years of age

        1. cynthia says:

          No, it isn’t. Check again.

        2. The Realist says:

          Those who signed up for it get to retire with full benefits after 25 years AND age 55. Notice the word “and,” meaning that BOTH milestones must be reached.

      3. cynthia says:

        Another fool. I worked almost 30 years, was injured, left two years shy of pention…so nothing for 30 years taking care of inconsiderate and clueless citiznes. BTW, understand gov’t workers pay same taxes, so we pay our own salary and get taxed. So give it a rest.

        1. TheAqurian says:

          NYCTA employees under TWU local 100 have a 25/55 retirement!
          If you don’t know, ask some one who does know.

    2. Joe says:

      Sorry, but this doesn’t just happen for no reason. I’m sure Ms. Ojeda wasn’t acting as the model of civility either. That’s never a reason to attack someone, but I have a hard time being too sympathetic to someone that was also probably being an ignorant nasty person as well.

      1. nina aoki says:

        Right on Joe, I was thinking the same thing.

      2. liz says:

        you’re an idiot. These things happen all the time for no reason. Why do you immediately blame the customer?

        1. Jaaz says:

          Liz, choke on something will you? Not to fit right into the rude, crude, and downright ignorant comments on this forum but why is someone an idiot for voicing an opinion different from your own? I’s not out of the realm of possibility that this Ojeida woman contributed more to the altercation than she’s letting on. How many people have felt bold enough to speak to various workers with extreme disrespect bc they’re on the job & can’t do anything about it? I’ve seen it happen plenty of times. And if that same person were on the street in STREET CLOTHES, the customer wouldn’t think of addressing them in the same way. Whether or not it happened that way, we’ll never know, but I for one can see this lady popping off at the mouth and not being prepared to handle the backlash. It’s hard to believe that a person would put their livelihood & freedom in jeopardy dealing with a mild-mannered person. Some people don’t get paid enough to deal with STUPID people. People like you give these simple opinions and then turn around and go into your local Target and cuss a poor cashier out for everything they’re worth bc your soda didn’t ring up for the sale price. People need to learn respect for other people and if they choose not to, then they need to know that the results will not always please them. And no, I’m not a cashier but I’ve seen how HORRIBLE people/customers can be and they still expect the world. If there was any chance this woman was running off at the mouth then now she’s learned a lesson. Some people need that.

          1. BoogaBooga says:

            Jaaz… So true sista! Dont be tyian to disrepesct da mta

      3. Savio says:

        I agree

      4. BoogaBooga says:

        Yo I bet she done disrespected her.

    3. Boomer says:

      This story does NOT “ring true.” Whether it was a conspiracy between the toll booth worker and the “victim” or what I do not know. But, as told this story is simply beyond belief.

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