By Bob Hoge
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Fox News weatherman Adam Klotz was attacked and beaten on a New York City subway train in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan Saturday night after he attempted to stop a group of teenagers from hassling an elderly man. Klotz, who was returning home from a bar after watching the NFL playoffs, posted details of his ordeal in a pair of Instagram posts after being released from hospital:
Yeah, last night coming home from watching the Giants game at a bar on the subway. This older gentleman was being hassled by this group of like 7 or 8 teens and I was like you guys, cut that out, and they decided all right, if he’s not going to get it, then you’re going to get it, and boy did they give it to me. They had me on the ground. My ribs are all kind of bruised up.
They, they got, like, they got their hits in, but that guy, he got out of there. He’s fine and the cops grabbed a couple of these kids and you know, I got X-rays. I’m OK, this is all going to heal so it’s all good, you know.
The first thing that jumps out is Klotz’s incredible bravery. He had to have known that by attempting to interrupt an assault by a group of depraved teens, he was going to get his a** kicked, or worse. He went on to describe his injuries:
Hear me out though. You should see the other guy. [Attempts to laugh.]
My side? Don’t laugh. My side is worse, so much worse than my face. And the thing is the other guy—it’s not really a guy, it’s children, like 5-6 children. WHERE ARE THE PARENTS?! God, don’t don’t don’t let your kids come beat me up in the middle of the night again. Please—parents!—watch your children.
“Where are the parents?” That’s the question of the hour. Here’s the first of his two posts: