A kind-hearted woman working in an MTA token booth learned a valuable life lesson on Saturday morning: It just doesn't pay to let anyone use the break room microwave. The unidentified 48-year-old woman was approached by a man who appeared to be an MTA contractor around 10:30 a.m. at the 111th St. 7 train station in Corona. The man asked if he could use the microwave in the break room, and the woman agreed. But when she emerged from the booth, he pulled out a gun.
Police say the suspect was promptly joined by another man, who was also dressed like a contractor. The two perps bound and gagged their victim with duct tape and rope, and then proceeded to rob the token booth of an undisclosed quantity of cash. CBS 2 reports that the MTA worker was "shaken up" but unharmed, aside from a new-found fear of strangers' Hot Pockets.