Man throws hot coffee on family riding RTA

Man throws hot coffee on family riding RTA

A Cleveland woman and her four children endured a fellow passenger's swearing tirade Friday morning after boarding the train at E. 55th Street. The family had boarded the train when they noticed the man in the rear of the train talking and swearing to himself.

The man was later identified as Steavie Wilson.

At the Tower City stop Wilson walked towards the family, turned in their direction, then threw hot coffee on them, striking one member of the family in the arm, and another on the right side of their face causing "significant discoloring of the skin," according to a police report.

Wilson then exited the train.

When the police arrived they found Wilson arguing with the operator. Police observed him throwing and unknown object at her as well.

Wilson was arrested for felonious assault, assault, criminal trespass, misconduct on public transportation fare evasion, and resisting a Transit Police Officer. According to officers Wilson resisted and continued using racial epithets, swear words and threatened the officers.

EMS assisted the family members affected by the coffee, they were advised to seek further medical attention.

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