The serial subway saboteur who shoved a woman headfirst into a train was seen just before the brazen attack surfing train cars, court papers reveal.
Prosecutors at an arraignment for transit menace Isaiah Thompson, 23, told the court that Thompson was out of control just before the Wednesday incident, where he was caught on camera pushing an unsuspecting straphanger face-first into a train at the DeKalb Avenue station.
In the minutes before the bizarre assault, an “informant” spotted Thompson surfing on a southbound B train at the 47-50 Street-Rockefeller Center station, court documents said.
When the train stopped at DeKalb Avenue, the informant saw him push a male commuter on the platform, yelling, “What, do you want to fight?”
When the woman tried to step in, Thompson shoved her with both hands into the train, leaving her with bruising and swelling, documents show.
Prosecutors at the Saturday court proceeding pushed for the subway maniac — who has at least 18 transit-related offenses — to be held on bail.
“[He] has a lengthy history of this kind of behavior,” Assistant District Attorney Jordan Rossman said.
Thompson is known for causing more than 700 subway delays by pulling the emergency brakes on trains and creating self-described “mayhem” on the trains.
He’s also been busted for exposing himself to commuters and subway surfing, police said.
Despite his long rap sheet of transit crimes, attorney Scott Hechinger of Brooklyn Defender Services pushed for Thompson to be released, arguing that he won’t get the help he needs in jail.
But Judge Joseph McCormack denied him, saying he was troubled by Thompson’s record, and ordered the subway saboteur held on $100,000 bail.
“My concern is that this is his ninth arrest in 2019,” the judge said.
He’s not the only one — Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday came out in support of legislation that would ban repeat offenders like Thompson from riding the rails, calling it a “crisis.”
“There ought to be a law that says you don’t have an unlimited right to sexually assault people in the subways, you don’t have an unlimited right to violently attack people in the subway system,” he said.
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