Teen Refused To Move Feet Off Seat For Elderly To Sit, LAPD Teaches Painful Lesson

It’s common courtesy to remove your feet, bag, or coat from an empty seat when public transportation becomes crowded and another passenger needs a place to sit. However, this is something one teen decided to learn the hard way. The LAPD taught her a painful lesson, but some have since put the officer on blast. Did he go too far?

Bethany Nava was riding the Metro Red Line train when a police officer, enforcing the passenger code of conduct that prohibits feet on seats, asked her to get off, according to the LA Times. Almost immediately, someone began to record the interaction between Nava and the LAPD sergeant. At the beginning of the clip, you hear the officer asking the 18-year-old to leave the train and motioning her to stand up.

“I already told you what to do and you didn’t. You disobeyed me. You’re getting off the train,” the officer told the teen, who apparently refused to remove her feet from the seat in order for other passengers, some of which were elderly, to be able to sit down. Sadly, the entitled girl again refused to comply with the officer’s demands. That’s when things took a turn.



The Los Angeles police officer grabbed Nava’s arm and began to pull the girl from the train. “Stop, let me go,” she insisted. “I paid to be on this train,” she protested further. “You’re pulling me off the train, I can’t get my stuff,” she added as she continued to resist the LAPD officer, who forcibly dragged her off the public transportation by her arm.

After Nava was removed from the city’s subway, the officer pinned her against the platform wall, Daily Mail reported. “This is not f*****g fair that you took me off the train because I had my foot there because I was comfortable like that,” she whined after calling the officer an “assh-ole.”

As others gather around, she began to cry. Bystanders, claiming “it’s not a big deal,” begged the officer not to do this as Nava continued to resist, and the cop was forced to call for backup. “Everything is on camera,” someone warned the officer as Nava began to whimper. “Are you f*****g kidding me right now?” another woman swore at the officer.

“There is no law that tells me that I cannot sit that way because I paid to be in there,” Nava insisted, but the officer was quick to correct her as he replied, “It’s the rules of the train.” Not to mention, it’s common decency since the train was crowded with people seen standing, unable to find an empty seat.


With an audience on her side, the once whimpering 18-year-old began cursing at the officer again. The other woman, later identified as 22-year-old Selina Lechuga, is quick to join in. “You think you can do this?” Lechuga demanded after encouraging others to get the officer’s badge number. “F*****g a**hole!” she called the officer, continuing to hurl expletives at him.

The group which gathered continued to heckle the cop. “Are you f*****g kidding me? You really have nothing to do,” Lechuga said as the women continued to argue with the officer on the platform. Then, Lechuga threw the race card, accusing the officer of picking on Nava to meet his monthly arrest quota and saying she won’t leave because she’s going to “stand up for her people.”


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