Man Punched NJ TRANSIT Train Conductor When Asked For Ticket, Police Say

KEARNY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — NJ TRANSIT police arrested a man over the weekend after he allegedly punched a train conductor who asked him for a ticket.

Peer Fikhman, 22, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault on a conductor and theft of services for non-payment of a fare in the Sunday afternoon incident, NJ TRANSIT police said.

Around 2:40 p.m. Sunday, Fikhman got on the train at the Radburn station and hid in a restroom to avoid the conductor collecting tickets, police said.

Fikhman exited the restroom after 25 minutes and punched the conductor in the face when he was asked for a ticket, police said.

NJ TRANSIT police were called to the scene, and Fikhman was arrested and charged, police said. The conductor had a visible mark on his face, but refused medical attention, police said.

Fikhman, an Israeli citizen, was taken to the Hudson County Jail, police said. He was being held on $5,000 bail Monday.

If convicted, Fikhman could be sentenced to up to six years in prison and fines of up to $7,500.


One Comment

  1. Kate says:

    Signage on the LIRR states it’s a 7 yr. felony for assault on the member of a train crew. Don’t care where the punk is from. He should serve the full term. Spare us the usual jive we hear from attorneys and family about the punks like this.

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