WATCH: Four California Cops Arrest Man for Eating Sandwich on Train Platform

California state law prohibits eating and drinking on the train but the law is rarely enforced.

A video has gone viral showing four Bay Area Rapid Transit police officers in Northern California arresting a man for eating a breakfast sandwich while waiting for his morning train.

While there is a state law prohibiting food and drink inside the train station, it is rarely enforced, according to dozens of commenters online.

The incident took place Monday at around 8 a.m. at the Pleasant Hill station but the video was not uploaded to Facebook until Friday where it began going viral. The man's name is Steve Foster but he goes by Bill Gluckman on Facebook.

According to ABC 7.

"I was just up there eating my sandwich waiting for the train to come," Foster said.

Foster says the officer, wearing the name badge McCormick, walked past several other people eating and drinking on the platform and confronted him. His girlfriend caught the interaction on her cellphone.

He was even handcuffed.

"I'm definitely upset, mad, a little frustrated, angry about it," said Foster.

The video aboves begins with BART police officer McCormick trying to detain Foster while he is trying to finish eating his sandwich. The cop is trying to pull a backpack away from him while Foster refuses to let it go.

Foster also refuses to provide his name and identification because he was under the impression he was not breaking the law because he had never seen anybody get cited for eating on the train.

But earlier this year, BART spent $2.1 million to hire 19 more police officers in what it describes as a "Quality of Life" initiative, which apparently translates to cracking down on people eating sandwiches.

The video above shows the arrest. The video below shows the cop explaining his arrest.

A BART spokeswoman said Foster was ultimately cited and released and not transported to jail. He is facing a maximum $250 fine as well as 48 hours of community service.

Comments (17)
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Trackydog
Trackydog

An American can't eat a sandwich on the B.A.R.T. station platform, but wacky socialist California will gladly provide free health care and driver's licenses to millions of illegal aliens ... ain't hypocrisy great!

CopBlaster
CopBlaster

His name is David McCormick

Eye n eye
Eye n eye

Theses motherfuckers or out of there mine with the dum dum dum dum shit all the time 🖕🏿👮🐷

ChillyDogg
ChillyDogg

The guy should have told them it was a heroin sandwich and he was going to shit it out on the platform and they would have left him alone.

NonyaFknB
NonyaFknB

So the 48 hours of community service is the Quality of Life initiative. Could have just hired some homeless people for far less to clean up the shit on the sidewalks instead of trying to force people to be slaves to the state.

Deanimator
Deanimator

Bet they wouldn't arrest somebody for crapping on the platform or assaulting a Trump supporter.

Wealthyjustice
Wealthyjustice

I've Lived in California Concord, 11½ very strange, Arresting for eating on the Plat forum 😜😜😜😜😜😂😂 extremely stupid... It's not even remotely necessary.

I am extremely prejudice towards Law Enforcement, And CPS, Most Of Court Judges... Today I'm attempting to find away to Force a $2.500 Million Dollars settlement 1. Making illegal Arrest & Unlawful, 2. Aidding & Abetting crimes and ignoring crime against a persons, Law Enforcement have ignorance and way to much pride... 3. Illegally Adopting A child My Daughter Eveon F. Peters, Her Mother Should have been doing time in county. Cops Target Males as Criminal offenders daily.

I am happy that I left.

Raddy68
Raddy68

Racial profiling obviously! Beware of the dangerous black man EATING a sandwich! Ridiculous!