NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — They say no good deed goes unpunished, and at least one Brooklyn strap-hanger might agree.

On Saturday afternoon, a 55-year-old man was entering the Kosciuszko Street J train station with his 13-year-old daughter, when he noticed a teenager trying to beat the fare.

He confronted the suspect and a struggle ensued. The alleged turnstile jumper sprayed the man and a 56-year-old bystander with an unknown substance and fled the scene.

The man was taken to Wyckoff Hospital where he was treated and released.

The suspect has been described as a 16-year-old, black male, 5’9″ wearing a red jacket, black shirt, and light colored pants.

Anyone with information regarding this incident has been asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS )8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577.

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