Adam Klotz, who works as a meteorologist for Fox News, revealed in a video posted to Instagram that he had been attacked by a group of teens while riding on a New York City subway.
The TV weatherman was reportedly jumped by the teens after he defended an elderly man that they were harassing.
The incident occurred when Klotz was riding the subway home after watching the New York Giants playoff game.
Klotz explained the attack in a video posted to Instagram.
“This older gentleman was being hassled by this group of seven or eight teens,” he said.
The 37-year-old meteorologist intervened, telling the teenagers to stop harassing the elderly man, which prompted them to begin berating Klotz instead.
“I was like, ‘Yo, guys, cut that out.’ And they decided, alright, if he’s not going to get it, you’re going to get it — And boy did they give it to me,” he said half-jokingly.
“They had me on the ground,” Klotz added during the video where bruises were clearly visible on his face. “My ribs are all bruised up, too. They got their hits in.”
NYPD sources discussed the attack in a statement to the New York Post, telling the outlet: “Police sources said the meteorologist was on a No. 1 train around 1:15 a.m. when he confronted the teens, who may have been smoking weed at the time, too.”
The attackers fled the scene of the crime, though three of them — a 17-year-old and two 15-year-olds — were ultimately detained by police.
Following the now well-known pattern of New York’s soft-on-crime policies, the police reportedly freed the three minors despite their brutal assault on Klotz.
According to a New York Police Department spokesperson, “Juvenile reports were prepared, and their parents were called to pick them up.”
The NYPD spokesman also revealed that the department didn’t even have the option to charge the suspects due to their ages, noting that the attack was technically classified as an apparent misdemeanor.
Why are 15 y/o’s smoking weed and riding the subway at 1:15am? Where the hell are their parents?
Klotz will heal but it could have been worse.
How can NYC officials take violent crimes so lightly? Charge the kids. Charge the parents. Stop the violence. https://t.co/swpbkUD0cR
— Nicole Saphier, MD (@NBSaphierMD) January 23, 2023
Meanwhile, Klotz was left with several lacerations on his face from the attack. He was treated for his injuries at Bellevue Hospital, revealing that he had X-rays taken.
“I’m OK,” he said. “This is all going to heal. So, it’s all good.”
“Where are the parents?” the meteorologist asked. “Parents, watch your children,”
Klotz, who is from Indiana, then quipped, “New York City! What a place. The Big Apple!”
Fox News weatherman, Adam Klotz was pummeled by a group of teens on NYC subway train and for some reasons he finds it funny and says it’s all good because it’s NYC. pic.twitter.com/DtJ6czaMOW
— I Meme Therefore I Am 🇺🇸 (@ImMeme0) January 22, 2023