A couple waiting for the train to arrive decided to dance a little but they were arrested by New York City Police officers.
Caroline Stern, 55, and her boyfriend George Hess, 54, claim they were handcuffed by having happy feet on the platform of the subway station at Columbus Circle and spent 23 hours in custody as a result.
"I am a dentist, and I am 55 and I was arrested for dancing," said Stern, to the news media. "It was absolutely ridiculous that this has happened."
"We were doing the Charleston," said Stern. That was when two police officers came and took it out at us.”
"They said, 'What are you doing?' And we said, 'Let's dance,'" he recalled. "And they said, 'You cannot do that on the platform.'"
The police asked for identification, but when Stern, could only produce a credit card, the officers ordered the couple to go with them even though the credit card had the image of the dentist and the firm.
When Hess began trying to film the encounter, things got ugly, Stern said.
"We've got the camera out, and that's when they called for backup," he said. "That's when eight police ninjas came out of nowhere."
Hess allegedly was beaten down to the surface of the platform, and the cuffs were then slapped on both. The initial charge, according to Stern, was the disorderly conduct "to prevent the flow of traffic."
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