MTA: Corey Brown Also Lost Part Of An Arm

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New York City subway train severed a man’s leg and removed part of his arm as he fled onto tracks to escape police, authorities said Thursday.

Subway workers spotted the man in a tunnel but could not stop the trains in time, a transit official said.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said the train sliced off Corey Brown’s left leg. Brown also lost part of one of his arms, police said.

The injury happened at 1:27 a.m. Saturday near the 121st Street station on the J line in Queens. Brown remained in critical condition at a hospital Thursday.

Police said he has been arrested on charges of unlawful use of a vehicle, criminal trespass and resisting arrest.

Police said they spotted Brown and another man, Regan Concepcion, late Saturday and suspected they were stealing a car. When police approached, Brown fled.

MTA spokeswoman Deirdre Parker said police came into the Jamaica Center terminal looking for him around 1 a.m. The officers did not see Brown anywhere on the platform or trains, and were giving up the search and leaving the area when an MTA motorman said he saw someone on the tracks.

Police said they asked the MTA to cut power. But by the time the rail control center could do so, another train had already left the Jamaica Center terminal, Parker said.

Authorities suspended service on the track until 7:45 a.m. while police investigated, Parker said.

Concepcion also was arrested on charges of unlawful use of a vehicle.

Police did not release telephone numbers for the men. It was not clear if they had lawyers.

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Comments (72)
  1. dntwannano says:

    Man its mess up that a lot of people got bad things to say about the dude. yes its mess up he going around doing what he did. but you learn from the bad things you do in life I don’t think any amount of money would make him go out and do the same thing again. and it mess up he gotta live the rest of his life like that.

  2. GOD IS OUR JUDGE says:

    You should be ashame or yourself speaking like that. Didn’t your mother teach you that GOD is the only judge. Just for for you speaking out of you mouth like that is also a crime so i PRAY that GOD have Mecy on you because you also have just commited a crime.

  3. J says:

    O great now the burdened tax payers of New York City will have to foot the bill.

  4. Nick Thomas says:

    It will be an undisclosed settlement, and he WILL get paid…based on what the article says, the operator saw someone on the track, and had to be told to cut the power by the police. He should have cut the power on his own, knowing this man was in the tunnel. He did, and that is why dude will get paid.

  5. Dr feelgood says:

    This guy will never win in court, cause “he dont have a leg to stand on!

  6. Fritz Von says:


    “The ability to survive being run over by a train is inversely proportionate to ones social value.”

  7. Lisa W. says:

    Not too smart.

  8. Joe B. says:

    Everyone has it all wrong. He will be hiring the best liberal lawyer there is and will be a very rich man after suing the city and winning.

  9. justpassinby says:

    He should sue the city because now he can’t carjack a stick

  10. NurseDiva says:

    What a shame, now he won’t be able to count to 20 anymore!

  11. Corey Brown says:

    I ax myself, how this happen to me? I am stumped.

  12. CBSReportersInferiortoCivilServiceReporters says:

    “Police did not release telephone numbers for the men.” Do they normally do so? I can think of a few phone numbers that we’d like to know…

  13. Moral Truth says:

    These type of people always breaking the law and that’s the moral truth

  14. XNYPD says:

    Why did the Police have to chase this poor colored man and make him lose his leg.Now he really needs a car to get around in NYC he will never be able to use one of the bike lanes Mayor Bloomberg loves so much.NYC is really a mean place to live and the criminals have no rights.This must change where is Al Sharpton

    1. Frank says:

      did they find his leg or did the rats eat it?

    2. ASAP says:

      Wait till he sues. The city will give him a chauffer for life.

    3. Primo says:


  15. kelles says:

    I hop he learned his lesson

  16. Moral Truth says:

    This moron will now sue NYC and thats the moral truth.

  17. Hopalong Cassidy says:

    Maybe the MTA should have given him the boot…

  18. laughter is medicinal says:

    I’d lovvvvvvvve to have some of what you’re on…..hahahaha Are you from the Lower east side ???

  19. brooklyn4ever says:

    Bet he’s wishing that he would have listened to his momma when said never to run from the police. See what happens when you don’t do what you’re told?

    1. MOTHER OF FIVE says:

      Well that’s the thing..he probably never had a “momma” to teach him right from wrong and as a result he turned to car-jacking and robbing to get by. As a mother of 4 men..I would put my foot up any one of my boys’ butts if they even thought to engage in such behavior..sometimes it could be the overwhelming peer pressure but at the end of the day they better snap back and realize how they were raised and jail is a dead-end street.

      1. Joe says:

        The black community needs more mommas like you..God Bless You

  20. MRS. I. UNDERSTAND says:

    This is a sad story, this is a perfect example of what goes around comes around, this hood has probably been committing crimes for quite sometime and his ciminal luck has finally run out..”LITERALLY”. The train should have taken him out of his misery, anytime you rob or steal from an innocent person, you are a sad, and careless individual..Your luck will eventually run-out.
    I don’t feel sorry for him at all, hopefully he will get a blood clot and die, so we tax-payers won’t foot his bill.

    1. Richard T. says:


  21. danny says:

    I have pity on us, the taxpayers who will end up (ahem) ‘footing’ the bill and the MTA who will eventually have to pay this bozo some hefty cash for being a dummy.

  22. N. Joy McRotch says:

    Now he can save money on shirts & pants: half-off!

    1. No Joke-Joy in that one... says:

      You are funny…you figured that one out all by yourself ?

  23. Jimmy says:

    He’ll sue and get 10 Million easy.



  25. johnny d says:

    Unfortunately it will be the taxpayers who foot (oops) his hospital stay. Why do perps like this always live through the experience? Never run into an MTA tunnel unarmed.

    1. nyc says:

      Jo – maybe he had health insurance ?

  26. marge says:

    Ha!! Poetic Justice! Now he will never be able to hurt anyone again. Maybe he can join a freak show!

  27. Lucky Joe says:

    That car he was trying to steal cost him an arm and a leg…..Must have had tunnel vision or should have…..not to see the train coming…..

  28. ALLAN says:

    Hippity…hop…down the track.

  29. christopherl says:

    he was disarmed
    now doesn’t have a leg to stand on

  30. Goetz says:

    Lack of feelings? for a CAR THIEF???? I guess you never had your car stolen.
    I agree with 90% of posters here, crook got what he deserved. Better if he died,
    now taxpayers have to pay hospital bill for the 2-legged (now one:-) garbage!
    At least he won’t be walking through the revolving doors of justice, limping is
    more like it HAHAHAHA

    1. marge says:

      AMEN TO YOU!!

  31. Daniel Barbier says:

    Society has fallen into disgrace because of selfishness. Selfish politicians, selfish businessmen / businesswomen, selfish people, etc. You get the picture. We are all selfish in some way or form … even me. However, the greed and selfishness to be #1 is a disease within all of us. If we could only look out for one another instead of ourselves, than this world would be a much better place. Kind of like the brother in arms looking out for his partner in combat. That’s the kind of love we all need!

  32. bobby says:


  33. Junior says:

    One can only notice how ninety percent of people commenting the news are very ill, agressive, and devoid of any human feelings. Consequences of that manifest themselves in everyday life, and that is why this society is disintegrating, and decaying in every way possible. This man may have commited some small crime, but he paid a terrible price for that, and many of readers rushed to show their ill state of mind. Bankers and politicians have destroyed this country and millions of American lives. But you keep on doing business with them, and voting for them.

    1. JAYJAY says:

      People like you (no sense of humor) who destroy this country…. give this man a hand for being tough and running into a train tunnel thinking it was empty. or a leg!!

      Should have pitty on the guy… by next week he will be on a BOAT with some HOES!!! mta $$$$

      so while you worry, he will be wiping his ass with 100 dollar bills…

    2. ALLAN says:

      yak…yakk…yakkity yak

    3. Banker says:

      @Junior: Will you PLEASE give this savage a hand and a leg and an arm?

  34. Norberto says:

    He couldn’t get a leg up on the cops, but at least he was unarmed!

  35. Janet Petronella says:

    well,i believe in the you play you pay law he was obviously running from the law thinking he could get away with it and along came the mta train and ge got caught by not a cop,but a train.thats the way the cookie crumbles!

  36. lance says:

    He doesn’t have a leg to stand on in court.

    1. Tim says:

      Haha Good one…

    2. Conway Twitty says:

      love it

  37. Bryan says:

    Same subway station has 2 freak accident within a month.
    Read article about the drunkin stumbler, I know him, thats why it caught my eyes

  38. Bandit says:

    Metrocard literally costed him an arm and a leg

    1. ALLAN says:

      He didn’t have a metro card, he hopped across the turnstile.

  39. Da Persian says:

    That was fking great line! Lol

  40. haywood jablowme says:

    next week we will be reading how ths man is filing a lawsuit to sue the mta…….. gotta love america

    1. rahne says:

      And he’ll win, or at least get paid very well for nothing. Reqarded for committing a crime. And people wonder why fares are going up all the time.

      1. rahne says:

        “rewarded”, that is…

  41. Tony Romo says:

    I can’t believe nobody on the train platform would give him a hand

  42. mark clarki says:

    this alleged crook got railroaded by the system (transit system that is)

  43. JAYJAY says:

    Well we all know, who has the upper hand in this case..

  44. Steve says:

    That train was just enforcing Sharia Law.

  45. Bad Dog says:

    Don’t laugh, when the lawyers are done he will be a multi-millionaire living on a nice warm beach while all you fools are back working to pay the bill.

  46. marcus says:

    God, I love stories like this.. Makes me laugh so hard.

  47. Brian Smith says:

    So much for having a leg up on the competition.

  48. Da Place says:

    A relatively minor crime but a horrible and life-long punishment. I feel sorry for the guy.

    1. jtorres says:

      You wouldn’t think it was so “minor” if it happened to you. If someone commits ANY crime and in the flight thereafter get hurt, they brought it on themselves and deserve no sympathy. This would have never happened had he not committed crimes or if he would’ve manned up and turned himself over to the police when they tried to stop him. People like you make excuses and try to help them absolve themselves of responsibility. Maybe he didn’t deserve this but he doesn’t deserve sympathy either.

  49. maxx says:

    NICE!!! Street Justice at its finest!!!!

  50. puns says:

    dont worry, now he’s armless.

    1. pdubs says:

      Oh man, so close. You should have said “Don’t worry, he’s now unarmed.” That would have worked.

      1. David SIlver says:

        Perhaps you could say; “I guess now he doesn’t have a leg to stand on…..”

      2. Zach says:

        Or even, “ARMent you glad I didn’t say orange?”

        …no good?

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