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Accused subway shover Theodore Ellis told cops he was drinking

The sicko who allegedly pushed a girl onto Bronx subway tracks informed cops he was ingesting on the time and didn’t imply to commit the disturbing crime, in response to court docket paperwork.

The feedback by Theodore Ellis, 31, have been revealed in a felony grievance towards him that was made public after his Wednesday arraignment at Bronx Legal Court docket, the place he was ordered held on $150,000 money bail.

Ellis has been charged with tried homicide, assault, tried assault and reckless endangerment for allegedly pushing a 52-year-old lady onto the roadbed on the Jackson Avenue station in Melrose on Sunday afternoon.

The lady suffered a damaged collarbone, dislocated shoulder and head contusion within the random, unprovoked assault that was captured on surveillance video, in response to the grievance.

The sufferer was taken to Lincoln Hospital the place she remained till Tuesday, police sources stated. 

After the assault, Ellis informed police “I didn’t imply to push her onto the tracks. I used to be ingesting,” in response to the court docket docs.

Theodore Ellis
The 52-year-old sufferer suffered a damaged collarbone, dislocated shoulder and head contusion.
DCPI
Theodore Ellis
The sicko allegedly grabbed the lady by her shoulders and pushed off of the platform.
DCPI

He additionally admitted to police that he’s the person seen shoving the lady within the video, the grievance says.

Chilling footage from the station exhibits Ellis allegedly seize the lady by her shoulders and whip her round off of the platform.

Fellow commuters have been in a position to pull the lady off the tracks and again to security.

Theodore Ellis
Theodore Ellis was arrested Tuesday on the identical Bronx subway station he pushed the lady.
Daniel William McKnight

Ellis was busted Tuesday on the identical Bronx subway station after an MTA employee acknowledged him from wished posters.

He has quite a few prior arrests relationship again to 2006, together with raps for aggravated harassment, narcotics, theft, grand larceny, animal abuse, resisting arrest, obstruction and assault.

His subsequent court docket look is scheduled for June 10.

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