The Subway Vigilante

The Subway Vigilante

Real Name: Bernard Goetz
A.k.a: The Subway Vigilante
Category: Infamy
Submitted by: Bob Sacamano
Posted Date: 2001-04-27
Last Modified: 2020-01-11

In 1984 on a NYC subway car four black youths asked asked an unassuming dorky looking white guy for $5. According to the four black guys, they were panhandling for money to play video games. According to the white guy, they were about to rob him. Who’s right? Who knows. But at the end of it Bernard Goetz pulled out a gun and shot them, putting one of them, Darrell Caby, in a wheelchair for life.
Goetz was aquitted 3 years later

What happened to: The Subway Vigilante

11 years later Cabey sued Goetz in a civil action and won, being awarded $43 million in damages.
In 1997 Goetz was reported “alive and well” and living in Massachusetts.

In 2002 and 2003 your webmaster recived a press release from “Huntington Films, LLC” regarding an independent movie “Every Move You Make” in which Goetz plays a supporting role.

update dec 2004:
The 20 year anniversary of the shooting approaches and Goetz stars in a “low-budget horror movie” Silver Night and appears on Larry King Live

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