MTA Hero uses grabbing stick to pull Eyewitness News reporter Lauren Glassberg's phone off tracks

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Wednesday, December 21, 2022
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Richard Brea used his grabbing stick to save the day. Heather O'Rourke has the story.

This week's MTA Hero helped out one of our own!

Track inspector Richard Brea got a call that someone dropped their phone onto the tracks on the 2 line at 14th Street.

That someone was Eyewitness News reporter Lauren Glassberg.

Brea used a grabbing stick to pick the phone up off the tracks.

The 20-year veteran of the MTA says he has never had a boring day on the job.

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