Our feelings on subway dancing have been well-documented: we generally love when inspired people get a little funky, but hate when it becomes a big dangerous congregation of sweaty bodies on the platform. But breakdancers in subway cars are a whole other beast, and two of them felt the long arm of the law last week.
The NYPD says Shamik Watson, 20, and Andrew Washington, 18, were arrested last Friday for breakdancing on a crowded northbound A train around 12:30 in the afternoon (a.k.a. Showtime). A plainclothes officer who was riding the train spotted the two, and apparently his heart wasn't moved by their dancing and somersaulting.
Both men have been charged with reckless endangerment for dancing. A police source explained to DNAInfo that they "caused a hazard to themselves and others around them, and made excessive noise by blaring music from a stereo."