Men arrested for breakdancing on subway

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Example of subway dancers. Photo not from incident. (YouTube)

NEW YORK (PIX11) — Two men were arrested and charged for breakdancing on a crowded “L” train.

According to police, 20-year-old Xavier Fowler and a 17-year-old friend were arrested near Union Square.

According to DNAInfo, the pair were “blasting music and swinging their arms and feet near passengers’ heads.”

Originally, Fowler had been charged with reckless endangerment, but his charge has been reduced to disorderly conduct.

Since last year, arrests of panhandlers and vendors in subway stations has increased an astounding



  • John

    I've seen this duo. They endanger themselves and others. If they get hurt, they sue NYC> If they hurt someone accidentally, that person sues NYC. This is train for transporting people, not a stage for tips.

  • mordecai

    Who is Al Sharpton to say it's not a heavy lift to make it legal on the train ?
    It's loud, it's intrusive, and if I want to play MY radio on the train, should that be legal too, Al ?My music is entertaining, too. And if I move to another car to avoid them, i'll be arrested. But wait – they always do it while going over the Manhattan Bridge, and if i'm in a car that has locked doors, there's
    not even the illegal escape door option ! Ge real – it's not something New Yorkers or anyone elses riding the train need to be FORCED to endure.Give them another place to dance – wait – they already CAN dance legally in the stations and LOTS of other places you can choose to be or not to be.

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