BART Station Agent Punched in Face in N. Concord on Monday Night

May 27, 2014 10:00 am · 29 comments


A man punched a N. Concord BART station agent in the face after the agent asked the man why he had just tossed paper all over the men’s bathroom, according to BART Police.

The agent then physically detained the suspect until officers arrived, police said.

The suspect was placed under arrest for battery, and the suspect also had a current court order prohibiting him from all BART stations. The victim suffered a minor injury to his mouth and was taken to John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek. The suspect suffered no injuries and declined medical attention.

A sergeant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest, and the suspect was issued a 30 day BART prohibition order, police said.

Seriously? May 27, 2014 at 10:08 AM

They issued a 30 day BART prohibition order? Yeah, because that seemed to have stopped him from coming back before.

anon May 27, 2014 at 10:10 AM

is there any id?

Mr. Pink May 27, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Kudos to station agent who still managed to detain the suspect AFTER having been popped. Hope BART police were close by.

Michelle May 27, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Is my husband having a bad day again?

94598 May 27, 2014 at 10:33 AM

from what I understand- the suspect was BART management responding to a union grievance- had nothing to do with the bathroom mess 🙂

Jaydubb May 27, 2014 at 10:34 AM

The station agent should’ve knocked him out and then called the police

Anonymous May 27, 2014 at 10:37 AM

Good for the station agent. He is my hero today.

57 Chevy May 27, 2014 at 10:39 AM

The station agent handled it very well.

A court order prohibiting him from all BART stations? Keep him in jail.

Mom2Boys May 27, 2014 at 10:41 AM

Way to go Station Agent! BART employees have to deal with a lot of different “animals”…I mean “people”.

Anon May 27, 2014 at 10:47 AM

No disrespect to the agent but how about billing ONLY the suspect for the victim’s minor mouth injury-hospital transportation and Emergency service instead of taxpayers taking the hit?

Michelle May 27, 2014 at 10:49 AM

He does get upset when things don’t go his way. Hope the guy wasn’t hurt too bad.

@ Michelle May 27, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Good one.

Foo May 27, 2014 at 10:52 AM

I wanna guess the approximate age and description of the thug suspect but first I wanna kno….. Was he heading East?

Don P - N. Concord May 27, 2014 at 10:57 AM

You mean a station agent actually got up and moved? I dont know what is more surprising, a station agent getting off their huge rear end, or that the bathroom was actually open!

CallOfDuty May 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM


Concord Dad May 27, 2014 at 11:01 AM

It’s nice to see all you get for punching someone in the face on BART is a time out! BART police is a joke! I wouldn’t want to be a station agent with all these jerks out there these days. BART will probably fire the agent.

Concordejet May 27, 2014 at 11:03 AM

wow N Concord station getting really bad from what I understand what I heard are
First, Arm Robbery at the parking lot
Second, A man assaulted a victim with a guitar.
Third, Juvenile hit a man on Sunday Night
Fourth Station Agent being beat but good news the suspect got arrested.
I agree this dude need to be put in jail for good and stay out of all station for life.

GoGo Gomez May 27, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Good job by Bart guy…hope he got a few hits in before police showed up!

Two thumbs up, station agent May 27, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Sadly, in this day/age, he will probably face discipline for fighting back.

Jails Overcrowded with State Prison Felons May 27, 2014 at 1:50 PM

People with mental and behavioral problems around a bart station, how strange. (not)

Elwood May 27, 2014 at 1:53 PM

So glad the sergeant approved the arrest!

Pathetic BART police!

Menegene May 27, 2014 at 4:03 PM

What do Sgts have to approve all Bart arrests? Seems like job security or they need better training. Don’t get me wrong. I’m so pro police it’s not funny.

@22 May 27, 2014 at 5:01 PM

A Sargeant has to approve an arrest because too many people complained that the BART Police had too much authority with too little oversight. Coincidentally, many of those same people now make fun of them and call them pathetic because they got the oversight that those members of the public demanded.

Rob Zombie May 27, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Who DOESN’T want to punch a BART employee?

Bubbles May 27, 2014 at 5:27 PM

BART police have been rained in by upper Management since the Oscar Grant Shooting. They are told to be very hands off and it’s showing. The criminals have taken over BART. Talk to any BART employee they will tell you how bad it’s really gotten.

DerailedTrains May 27, 2014 at 9:44 PM

lets not forget the derailed trains and oh running over your workers. bart is a fine institution.

Bill May 27, 2014 at 10:22 PM

I’d rather punch 100 BART passengers than an employee.. Never had a problem with a single BART employee.

Josh Wilks May 28, 2014 at 12:02 PM

The perp must have been white, because no mention of his race was made.
If this guy was black, Latino, Middle Eastern or Asian you can bet his ethnicity would have been posted.

@anon #10 May 29, 2014 at 8:37 AM

It’s a work comp injury. Workcomp ins pays for it. Not the public. People who have jobs would know that kind of thing.

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