Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - April 25, 2014

Streetwise

What is the most unusual thing that has either happened to you or that you have seen on BART?

Around Town

Judy Kong

Writer

I once saw a man standing in his backyard as my train was passing by. I saw him pick up a rock and throw it at the window of my train car. The window cracked, and the riders were all quite startled, but fortunately, no one was injured.

Abbie Love

Retired

Many years ago I was on BART while very pregnant. The train car had only one available seat. A man shook his finger at me as I tried to sit down in it and said, "Uh, Uh, Uh, Uh, Uhhhh". He then stole the seat from me! I glared at him until I had to get off at my stop, and as I stepped out onto the platform, I yelled back at him, "You must have been raised in a sewer!"

Adam Pfeffer

Mixed martial arts instructor

I once witnessed that well-known "Naked BART Acrobat" while I was in the Embarcadero station waiting for my train. It was an unusual experience. The nudity was an interesting touch. I guess everyone's got to have a gimmick.

Ansar Muhammad

Medical receptionist

Recently my friend's grandmother had the door close on her leg as she was getting out of the train. She sued BART and won a settlement, even though she had no broken bones, but just a lot of bruising and swelling.

Sara Chen

High school student

I was trying to get home from the Lake Merritt stop in Oakland once and someone gave me wrong directions, so I took four different trains, trying to get home, and I ended up in Richmond.

Compiled by Nancy, Jenny and Katie Lyness

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