Some Dude Threw Hot Coffee on Children Riding the RTA For No Apparent Reason


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As first reported by this is one of the the wildest RTA crime stories in months.

According to a police report, finally released more than a week after request, Cleveland's Stevie Wilson, 58, burned two children on August 3 after throwing scalding hot coffee on them for no apparent reason. The children were 11 and 5 years old.

The incident occurred in the morning hours after a mother and her four children boarded the train at the East 55th Street stop. The mother informed RTA police that Wilson was sitting in the back of the train and began screaming obscenities while pulling out what she believed to be a crack pipe.

Once the train arrived at Tower City, Wilson disregarded the exit closest to him, walked by the family, and threw hot coffee on two of the children while yelling profanities. Cleveland EMS paramedics treated the burns at the scene of the crime, but both children suffered skin discoloration and pain with their burns.

Wilson was tracked down by RTA officers, as he threw an unknown object and the conductor and officers forced Wilson to the ground. He continued screaming and threatening the officers, promising violence and sprinkling in racial slurs for good measure.

Wilson is being held in the Cuyahoga County Jail on $50,000 bond with charges of felonious assault, misconduct while using public transportation and assault. His arraignment is scheduled for Thursday in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.

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