A passenger on a Red Line train stopped at the Sox-35th Street station, 142 West 35th Street, claimed several men attacked him.
The commuter, who appeared to be genuinely afraid, repeatedly asked the train's conductor to call the police.
The conductor responded to the passenger's plea for help by saying things like, "I have to see it in order to do it now" and "there's no one attacking you, now".
Then, the CTA employee seemingly tried to discourage the victim from contacting the police by telling the man "you the one gotta weapon... you the one that's gonna get arrested".
After 1 minute and 30 seconds of begging and pleading, the train operator decided to contact CTA's security.
Seconds after the conductor made the call, one of the alleged offenders approached the train operator claiming the purported victim "poked him" while he was sleeping.
Truthfully, we have no idea what is really going on, here... but we do know that CTA employees aren't supposed to give alleged victims the runaround when they ask for help!