Synthetic marijuana and poor judgement claimed another life after a homeless man killed while subway surfing in Manhattan yesterday afternoon. The 45-year-old man, known only as "Grumps," had reportedly been smoking synthetic weed prior to subway surfing on a 6 train near the 96th Street station around noon.
According to witnesses, the man hit his head on a steel bar and experienced severe head trauma. Pablo Reyes told the New York Daily News that the man had been homeless for about a year and might have been living at a homeless shelter on West 25th Street.
"I told him, ‘Stop getting high off that s***. It ain’t no good for you. He probably was hallucinating," Reyes said, adding that the man "saw the beam coming. He laid down. He tried to duck down. It opened his head right up."
The man later died at Metropolitan Hospital.