An MTA worker in Manhattan is now in police custody after refusing to open the gate for NYPD officers.
According to DNAinfo, the NYPD officers were in the pursuit of a shoplifter. The shoplifter robbed a CVS near Columbus Circle and fled into the train station. Station agent, Darryl Goodwin, refused to open the gate when officers asked to enter the platform.
Goodwin, 54, was asked twice to open the door, but he refused. Unfortunately, the suspect left the scene. A lieutenant says that Goodwin had a smirk on his face and slowly took his time to open the gate.
When confronted again, Goodwin lifted his badge to the officer’s faces. One of the officers attempted to push the badge away, but it led to a cut on his hand.
Police charged Goodwin with obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, and assault. His court date is set on June 29.
Union rep Derick Echevarria released a statement:
“He’s an exemplary employee… not a passenger complaint in the past 20 years,”