The man who appeared to chuckle with his buddy while recording video of an intoxicated man rolling around on the subway tracks contacted us to expand on what isn't seen in the original videos, which he's since removed from YouTube. (One of the videos lives on because another YouTube user recorded it with his iPod Touch.) Two additional videos were uploaded yesterday showing the documentarian helping an MTA worker get the inebriated victim up onto the platform. (His friend declines to help because of all the blood.)
Speaking on condition of anonymity, the person who took the first videos tells us he was outside the Dekalb Avenue L train subway station when he heard a woman screaming, and he and his friend went downstairs to investigate. He says that when they saw the man (who was apparently very drunk and peeing on the tracks) rolling around on the tracks, he alerted the token booth agent, and was instructed not to jump down into the tracks until the electricity to the third rail was cut and the control center was notified. While waiting for EMTs to arrive, he videotaped the injured man because, he tells us, "Everyone records on their phones. Look at World Star Hip Hop, they have way worse videos of people getting beat up. But your article made it seem like we didn't do anything."
He also says that he helped the MTA workers when the injured man was lifted onto the platform and hopes he's doing better.