Philadelphia (WTXF) SEPTA police say a man was caught on tape failing to hop a turnstile.
When SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel saw video of a man trying to jump the turnstile, he decided to publicly call him out by posting the video on Twitter. The Chief clearly had fun with the video but also had a message for the riding public.
The video shows a man who Chief Nestel speculates may have had a few drinks, which led to an interesting dilemma.
Posting the video to social media had two purposes. The chief admits it was entertaining, but he also wants people to understand that there are surveillance cameras in numerous locations in SEPTA stations.
The alleged fare jumper in the video was caught further down the line and now faces a $300 fine and widespread exposure. All to save $2.25
There's nothing worse than miscalculating the height of the bar while fare evading. Ouch. You mad brah? pic.twitter.com/kS8GqaopUI— Thomas J. Nestel III (@TNestel3) February 26, 2016