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There’s One at Every Tragedy

Late one night, Jackline Moeda saw a woman on a train platform in Boston, Mass. According to Moeda, the woman leaned forward over the tracks — she thought it was to see if a train was coming. Instead, though, the woman waited until the last second and jumped in front of the speeding train and was killed instantly. “I’d never seen anything like that in my life,” Moeda said. “Her friend turned around and I’ll never forget the look on her face...She just looked in shock, like all of us were.” When police reviewed the video of the incident, however, they got another shocker. They saw a man who would later be identified as Josue Gonzalez, 26, watching the event. The woman’s cell phone landed at his feet, and Gonzalez casually put his foot on the phone. Then, he allegedly looked to make sure nobody was watching and casually picked up the phone and walked off. He later turned himself in after police released the video. (MS/Boston Globe) ...The joke’s on him: the cell phone provider wouldn’t have let her out of her contract.
Original Publication Date: 23 November 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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