Caroline Stern and George Hess Arrested for Dancing on NYC Subway Platform
Caroline Stern and George Hess say they were taken to jail after New York City police arrested them for dancing on a subway platform.
Stern and Hess were waiting for a train at the Columbus Circle station after an evening at the Lincoln Center’s 'Midsummer Night’s Swing,' last year, when they began dancing to a musician playing steel drums on the platform.
Stern told the New York Post that police broke up the two-step: "They said, 'What are you doing?' and we said, 'We’re dancing.' And they said, 'You can’t do that on the platform.'"
The officers demanded their ID, but Stern only had a credit car, so the police ordered the couple to go with them.
When Hess pulled out a camera to start recording the incident, the police officers called for backup, tackled Hess to the floor and handcuffed him. Stern was also cuffed and arrested.