Posted on December 12, 2014

Facebook Video Shows Teens Slapping, Taunting Older Man on CTA Train

CBS Chicago, December 11, 2014

A video posted on Facebook is generating hundreds of responses, and it shows at least two young men on a CTA Blue Line train, slapping an older man and taunting him.

WBBM’s Steve Miller has spoken with one of those young men about why he did it.

The video goes on for more than two minutes. It shows at least two young men, both African American, slapping an older man on top of his head.


It’s been shared dozens of times on Facebook, but originally was posted by a young man who says he shot the video and was apparently part of the group that mistreated the older man.

WBBM emailed the young videographer, and he called back.

“We didn’t do nothing.  We got on the train and he was saying some racial slurs,” he says.


“I don’t know why they did what they did,” he tells WBBM.  “I just recorded it because it was funny.”