Train Talk July 20, 2011 11:50 AM

Train Talk:News You Can Use
July 20, 2011 11:50 AM

On the Lookout

Right out of the pages of the 1997 American movie classic, “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” comes the next chapter in the saga staring VRE in the lead role, or at least the unlikely victim.

In the movie you’ll recall that our cast of characters faced the daunting task of doing the right thing. Who can ever forget those immortal lines when Julie expressed that moral dilemma to Barry:

Julie: Yeah but this is insane now Barry look at us, this secret’s killing us.
Barry: I’m not going to the police and you’re not either.
Julie: Barry please, we could put an end to it and maybe salvage some small fraction of a life.

So you ask, perplexed and somewhat confused, what does a B rate horror film have to do with VRE? Great question. The answer is nothing really other than both are the targets of a “slasher.” In the movie, of course, it was for the dramatic effect. Unfortunately, in VRE’s case, it’s someone who for the past 6 weeks has taken the liberty of cutting seats on your trains. Yes, we said your trains because you ride the trains everyday and, just like us, we’re sure you don’t appreciate someone destroying taxpayer’s property.

And just like Julie and Barry, we don’t expect this person(s) to turn themselves into the police so we’re calling upon on you, our riders, to be our Officer Dave (yes, another character from the movie) and help us keep a watchful eye on our trains so we can put an end to this vandalism.

We’ve been out there with staff and the Undercover Law Enforcement Officers but no luck so far. Now, we ask you to help us keep watch during your commute to make sure we end this drama without any further sequels.

If you see anyone cutting a seat or damaging any other part of your train please get a hold of a conductor on board. Be sure to give a good description of the individual and where this person is seated.

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