An unruly subway passenger acting in an intentionally obtuse manner, possibly drunk and probably a bit dangerous? Thanks to a new video going viral online, that can forever be known as a "Toronto Problem."
A video posted on Facebook under that title captured a man standing in the open doorway of a subway train. The man can be heard shouting and mumbling while someone off camera warns him the train can't move until he lets the doors close.
After about a minute, the train's doors begin closing repeatedly on the man, who continues to refuse to move. Eventually a passenger steps forward and pushes the man off the train. And while this does resolve the standoff, it also sends the person into a screaming, kicking fit of fury.
TTC spokesperson Brad Ross said on Twitter that passengers should leave such situations to trained transit officers. Ross told the Toronto Star that passengers should press the yellow alarm strip to alert authorities.
— Brad Ross (@bradTTC) October 28, 2013
It is sound advice, however there are few Toronto transit riders who have not crossed paths with a "Toronto Problem." Whether it is a drunk dude with a leering problem, an amped-up teen or the fellow who carries around way too many ferrets, TTC riders inevitably end up in odd confrontations at some point.
Although, to be fair, the ferret guy isn't actually all that bad. As far as Toronto Problems go, you could do worse. As this video proves.
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