Jacked Up Sh*t That Goes Down on Sacramento Light Rail #1

Love hurts.

Welcome to episode No. 1 of Jacked Up Sh*t That Goes Down On Sacramento Light Rail.

Prologue: Yesterday’s ride home from north Sacramento to Midtown was by no means the most eventful in my years on RT. I’ve seen mentally ill men threaten young children and brawls way gnarlier than the soap opera on Tuesday’s 5 p.m. train.

That said, dang!

I hopped on the second of a two-car light rail train just after at the Globe stop on Del Paso Boulevard. It’s always a fun, eventful ride: Over the American River and parkway, through the River District, Alkali Flat, K Street, downtown, then to the 16th Street station.

Yesterday, a young couple in their early 20s was in each others’ face. Relationship stuff. The woman, obviously sick of fighting, sat motionless facing south; her boyfriend, frantic, was opposite. Here’s some video (I’m reluctant to record people on light rail, but sometimes you just gotta):

They’re screaming at each other. “You hit me.” “Bitch, you hit me first.” The boy starts crying, bouncing up and down in his seat. Hysterical. Then, bam!

Guy head butts the window.

Love hurts.

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