Man Charged for Allegedly Trying to Shove a Woman off a Train Platform
SAN LEANDRO — A man is facing an assault charge for allegedly trying to shove a woman off a train platform. Apparently, the suspect was intoxicated when he was arrested.
A 37-year-old woman was riding a Bay Area Rapid Transit train on March 12, when a man started harassing her. She moved to another car, but the man followed and continued verbally harassing her.
As the train was approaching the Bay Fair Station as 8:30 p.m., he threw a beer can at the woman. She raised her hand to protect herself and blocked it from hitting her in the face.
She exited the train at Bay Fair Station, but the man followed her. As she was walking about 3 feet from the platform, he shoved her towards the train tracks below.
She stumbled but she was able to regain her balance, which prevented her from falling off the platform. The victim suffered only a minor finger injury.
BART police detained the suspect identified as Ramon Torres-Pena, 27 of San Mateo. Torres-Pena was arrested at 8:40 p.m. and booked into Santa Rita Jail the following morning.
Torres-Pena was arrested for two assault charges, public intoxication, and resisting an officer. He remains in custody in lieu of $5,000 bond.
On March 15, Torres-Pena was charged by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office for assault likely to cause great bodily injury. He is scheduled to appear in court on April 1.