Amtrak Kicks Diabetic Man Off Train

Words fail me. Why on earth would Amtrak do something like this? Even if the man had been drunk, why would they think that letting him off in 800,000 acres of woods was a good idea? What the fuck??

Appalling. I hope they find this poor man before it’s too late.


14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Wisconsin Crunchy Mama
    Jun 28, 2007 @ 22:55:00

    That’s just bizzare! Shouldn’t they have to turn him over to authorities if he’s drunk? Just …yeah, words fail me too.


  2. kilowatthour
    Jun 28, 2007 @ 23:49:00

    i was pretty amazed by this, too. even if he wasn’t diabetic, can you imagine just dumping some poor guy off in the middle of the woods?i hope they find him, too.


  3. Lara
    Jun 29, 2007 @ 00:27:00

    that is effing uncool. i hope he’s found okay…


  4. Stomper Girl
    Jun 29, 2007 @ 03:42:00

    Oh god I hope they find him. I can’t believe the family aren’t furious at Amtrak.


  5. Rachel...
    Jun 29, 2007 @ 06:26:00

    Greg made a good point. Remember, Amtrak is federally funded. Tax dollars are going to dumping people off in the middle of the woods. Argh!


  6. Fairly Odd Mother
    Jun 29, 2007 @ 07:34:00

    Great PR story, Amtrak! I hope they find the guy.


  7. Shannon
    Jun 29, 2007 @ 07:49:00

    Apparently it’s something the workers on that train have done before at that stop.I pray that the man they kicked off is able to hold out. I’m sick to my stomach as I think of his current fate.If he’s low and doesn’t get something in him quickly… know what happens.


  8. bean & sprout's rep.
    Jun 29, 2007 @ 10:17:00

    the FK?! he’s 65! and it was after 10pm! what in the world….!


  9. Cat, Galloping
    Jun 29, 2007 @ 11:17:00



  10. moosh in indy.
    Jun 29, 2007 @ 20:09:00

    My husband just spouted off all sorts of legal stuff. It’s a big deal.


  11. BreadBox
    Jun 29, 2007 @ 23:57:00

    If I heard this right on Keith Olbermann’s show this evening, the man was found later. I’ll check and post back.


  12. BreadBox
    Jun 30, 2007 @ 00:02:00

    Just checked, and he was found last Thursday. And it wasn’t just that he was diabetic, he had only just been diagnosed, and apparently was in diabetic shock when they threw him off….N


  13. Paige
    Jun 30, 2007 @ 15:59:00

    Oh my God. This kind of stuff scares me to death.


  14. Working Girl
    Jul 02, 2007 @ 21:32:00

    Amtrak must now be a subsidiary of Kaiser Permanente?


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