Why did someone ride a scooter through a D.C. Metro station this weekend?
— AnnaMaria Di Pietro (@AnnaMariaDP) June 9, 2013
WJLA reports that the unusual event took place on Saturday evening at the Gallery Place station:
D.C. resident Michael Seafarer says he was waiting at the station near the Verizon Center when the man cruised across the platform.
Seafarer told ABC7 that he honked his horn and yelled for people to get out of his way before riding onto an escalator and took off from the station.
There's no word as to where the man went or who he was at all.
@donnaabc7 go for it. He rode onto the escalator (not elevator) and got off, held it in place, and went up to the fare gate. Didn't see rest
— Michael Seafarer (@MichaelSeafarer) June 9, 2013
While we have yet to see a definitive explanation, it seems possible the scooter-rider was making a statement about long wait times for weekend trains.
So, is he trying to rub it in WMATA's face he had a better mode if transport than they have!?
He probably was still late to his destination
It must have been hilarious watching him drag that thing down a broken escalator.
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