Dating to 2006, the arrest record of Theodore Ellis, 30, Williamsbridge, Bronx, New York City, United States includes charges of grand larceny, aggravated harassment, resisting arrest, animal abuse, obstruction, narcotics, robbery and assault. In May 2021, he was arrested for assault.
Wearing a white T-shirt and red backpack, Ellis was caught on video shoving a woman, 52, onto the train tracks of the Westchester Ave.-Jackson Ave. subway station in Melrose, Bronx at 4:20 p.m. on June 5, 2022. It was an unprovoked attack and the two did not know each other.
The woman, who is believed to be homeless, was not struck by a train. No train was entering the station at the time.
Fellow riders were able to pull the woman off the tracks. She suffered a broken collarbone and cuts to her head and was taken to Lincoln Hospital in Mott Haven, Bronx in stable condition.
Just before noon on June 7, 2022, Ellis was arrested at the Westchester Ave.-Jackson Ave. subway station in Melrose. He was charged with first-degree assault and reckless endangerment.
Ellis made incriminating statements when he was interviewed by cops. He told them he “couldn’t remember” what the woman said to “piss him off” and said he “didn’t show his own strength”.