Metra Passenger Refuses To Show Ticket, Sprays Conductor With Mace

WHEATON, Ill. (CBS) — A West Chicago woman was arrested Monday morning after spraying a Metra conductor with mace when she refused to show her train ticket.

Latoya Moore, 27, was charged with one felony count of aggravated battery to a transit employee and one misdemeanor count of theft, according to Wheaton police.

Police received a call at 8:40 a.m. about a disturbance on a Metra Union Pacific-West Line train and learned Moore had boarded the train in West Chicago, then exited at the College Avenue station in Wheaton, Wheaton Police Deputy Chief Tom Maloney said.

When a conductor asked to see her ticket, Moore refused, prompting an argument. When another conductor approached, she sprayed one of them with Mace, Maloney said.

Moore was immediately arrested and was in custody at the Wheaton police station Monday morning. She will be transferred to the DuPage County Jail, Maloney said.

The conductor did not require any medical attention, he said.

The police activity delayed train, which was traveling from Elburn to Chicago, for about 25 minutes, Metra spokesman Tom Miller said.

(The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.)

  • Typing in Stereo

    Disrespect the dim at your peril.

  • Prince Donald

    and when i a white person does i guess we say, sounds like the typical physco white person huh?

    • Shadaie

      The majority of white passengers don’t act stupid. Hard to say the same about the Afros!

  • Dan Rakow

    This gal would be a perfect canadiate to go on Dr. Phil Show which airs on CBS 2 Chicago at 3PM.

  • Hamburglar

    Sounds like a classy lady.

  • tj

    Lock her up and throw away the key.

  • They Don't Fool ME!

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