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September 12, 2012

Video: Drunk man falls on tracks, gets robbed then run over

Ten minutes after being left to die, the front five metres of an oncoming train can be seen crushing the prone figure

The Local

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Instead of helping a man who had passed out on a subway track inStockholm, a passer-by chose to rob the unconscious victim before leaving him to be run over by a train.

“This shows an unusual ruthlessness,” said Peter Brottman of the South Stockholm police to daily Aftonbladet. The victim, referred to in the Swedish media as Johnny, 38, was returning home after a drunken night out on the town with his friends when he fell down on the tracks at Sandsborg metro station south of Stockholm.

Shortly thereafter he was robbed of all his valuables and left on the tracks before being run over by an oncoming train.  Despite sustaining serious injuries, Johnny nevertheless survived the accident, as only five metres of the train actually ran him over.  “He had amazing luck, really. The train came from the other direction and the driver managed to see him and pull the emergency brakes,” Brottman told Aftonbladet.

Full Story: Man hit by train after robber leaves him to die

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Walter Waganka Walter Waganka Wednesday, September 12, 2012 5:17:48 PM Just maybe drinking until you are drunk and wandering in public might be contributing factors. Why can people not take responsibity for their actions and behaviour? Oh I forgot, just call 9-1-1 and waste some more hard earned taxpayer dollars.
Steve Gensberg Steve Gensberg Wednesday, September 12, 2012 5:22:54 PM so wait, you're actually blaming him and not the piece of garbage who jumped on the tracks, not to help him, but to rob him? ever occur to you its a good thing he was taking a train and not driving home? people like you need to step in front of a train
Mario Torralva Mario Torralva Wednesday, September 12, 2012 5:26:42 PM Ummmm what?!?! Steve- well said Brother!
Walter Waganka Walter Waganka Wednesday, September 12, 2012 5:28:28 PM Yes, you drunk pissed up idiots are to blame. Get drunk at home and save some tax dollars.
Steve Gensberg Steve Gensberg Wednesday, September 12, 2012 5:33:00 PM wow man. you're clueless. you must not have a lot of friends if the only time u drink is in your own home. the fact that you're basically saying the victim deserved what he got is insane. I'd even bet that if u saw him laying there, you'd probably be the one to rob him. how many times were you dropped on the head as a child?
Dean Dunston Dean Dunston Wednesday, September 12, 2012 5:36:48 PM woh... not cool.
Steve Gensberg Steve Gensberg Wednesday, September 12, 2012 5:37:34 PM i know what it is, you're just bitter that you work for a private ambulance transferring patients from bed to bed. It must suck for you to know that the rest of your career you'll just be bringing granny from bed to bed. Don't worry though, us EMTs that really do work for the 911 system will take care of the real victims like this. You loser.
Walter Waganka Walter Waganka Wednesday, September 12, 2012 5:48:48 PM Oh what brilliant comments. You must be part of the problem, not the solution.
Robin Daghlian-Curasco Robin Daghlian-Curasco Wednesday, September 12, 2012 5:49:30 PM Why were there not infrared alarms to alert the command post/motorman that something or someone had fallen onto the tracks? I had that in my garage at home! and where were the patrols...and if there is a camera, was the security who was supposed to be watching the monitors asleep?
Steve Gensberg Steve Gensberg Wednesday, September 12, 2012 5:52:03 PM I'm guessing I struck a nerve Mr private ambulance worker. You're a disgrace to the ems community. Go back to your job working mcdonalds. that's the best way you can serve the public.
Amy Simon Bernstein Amy Simon Bernstein Wednesday, September 12, 2012 6:04:25 PM This is horrible.
Walter Waganka Walter Waganka Wednesday, September 12, 2012 7:28:58 PM It spelled McDonalds, you illiterate ambulance driver. McDonalds must be your idea of fine dining after a night of binge drinking with your fellow losers.
Steve Gensberg Steve Gensberg Wednesday, September 12, 2012 8:02:09 PM im sorry, i didnt mean to insult your calling in life by not placing capital letters lmao. dont u have a nursing home transfer to do? you're dismissed now. You're not fit to shine my boots
Mats Björkman Mats Björkman Thursday, September 13, 2012 10:21:58 AM There are 4500 cameras in the Stockholm subway, unfortunately not all can be surveilled at once :-/ - I really really hope they get this bastard, but they ought to, obviously he has robbed drunk people before and is caught on surveillance cameras earlier as well. it's actually only a 100 meters from where I live :-/
Mats Björkman Mats Björkman Thursday, September 13, 2012 10:22:37 AM This was also at 03.30 am, so not many ppl were there to aid him unfortunately...
Robert Gift Robert Gift Thursday, September 13, 2012 5:07:41 PM Any drunk that can be rolled, should be. Why do they hide the criminal's face? He should be imprisoned only for the harm to the drunk that he did not prevent. The drunk placed himself in harm's way.

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