It gives a whole new meaning to riding the rocket.
A man and woman have been charged with engaging in a lewd act after a couple had sex on both a subway car and platform — in the middle of the afternoon.
The incident happened aboard a southbound train around 2:30 p.m. Sunday. A rider saw the couple — described as intoxicated and “old enough to know better” by TTC spokesman Brad Ross — having sex and just couldn’t ignore it.
“I wasn’t there, thankfully, but from what I understand, is a customer did activate the passenger assistance alarm,” said Ross. “They saw this couple engaged in I guess what would best be described as a lewd act.”
The train stopped and a TTC guard boarded and kicked the couple off at Spadina station.
But they clearly weren’t satisfied.
“Alcohol being a factor, they I guess decided they hadn’t completed their journey and continued on the platform,” Ross said.
A video apparently shot by a fellow passenger shows the train stopped as a man lies on top of a woman, moving rhythmically with his bare buttocks exposed. A TTC employee in a bright green jacket with reflective material stands at a reasonable distance on the yellow subway strip, and appears to curse at the couple to stop.
Ross said the video appears authentic, although he couldn’t access it from his TTC work computer.
Shortly after the train stopped at Spadina, police and EMS arrived on the platform. The couple was charged and transported to hospital due to their inebriation.
“People engaged in a sexual act on board a subway train in front of everybody else is not something the TTC… condones. Well, it is against the law,” said Ross.
Meantime, Toronto police have released the photo of a man suspected in two sexual assaults on the Bloor–Danforth subway line.
Police allege the man pretends to be asleep with a bag in his lap and then touches the thighs of nearby female passengers.