A story that is currently doing the rounds. A drunk student was ejected from a train after he swore at the ticket inspector and refused to show his ticket.
A large man asked if any assistance was needed befoer picking the student up and forcibly ejecting him from the train.
The family of the student are saying he is not a fare dodger and the vigilante should be charged with assault. Most of the passengers onthe train seemed to appreciate the actions that were taken.
So, should the person have taken action and stepped in, or should he have stayed out of it?
More on the details here?
My view: Its nice to see someone stand up in this way and take action. If more people took action against those who were drunk and abusive, I think less people would consider it acceptable and get into that state.
The question of whether he should face charges is trickier. He did manhandle him off the train, I'm not exactly sure what the rights and laws about it are, but I don't think he should be charged. The guy was causing a nuisance and I would say he was using reasonable force in the event.
What do you think?