Emma Anderson loves to sing. And singing was her crime when a transit cop grabbed her luggage with her attached and tossed her off the train in Miami. As unbelievable as that may sound, factor into the equation the fact that Emma is 82 years old.
Mrs. Anderson of Miami-Dade explains; “I was beating my little beads with the bottle and I was singing a song, and he came up to me and said, ‘Ma’am, you’re making too much noise.’” Another passenger recorded the entire event on a cellphone.
“You’re getting off here,” the train’s employee said. “Let’s go.” And with that, he grabbed Mrs Anderson’s bags and threw them outside. Mrs Anderson is seen stumbling to the ground behind her bags as other passengers gasped at what they had just witnessed.
“By what we saw on the footage, she was dragged off the train. She wasn’t escorted,” said Kenny, Emma’s 42 year old son.“She was just singing to the Lord, preaching to the Lord, and he grabbed her bag and drug her off the train.” Kenny also said that after X-rays were conducted, Doctors determined that Mrs. Anderson’s hip and shoulder were bruised.
A Miami-Dade Transit Spokesperson told WPLG in a statement, “The elderly passenger, Ms. Anderson, who was escorted from a Metrorail train, was initially asked by a security guard to refrain from singing loudly and playing an instrument while on the train. She refused to comply.”
The family has contacted a lawyer.0