Charged with attempted murder for grabbing and hurling a woman onto the subway tracks in the Bronx Theodore Ellis, 30, told cops on Wednesday that he didn’t mean to do it.
“I didn’t mean to push her onto the tracks. I was drinking. That’s me in the video,” Ellis said admitting he shoved the 52-year-old victim at the Jackson Ave.-Westchester Ave. station Sunday afternoon.
The victim was hospitalized with a broken collarbone, a dislocated shoulder, and a bruise on her head, according to the complaint. The push was caught on surveillance video released by cops Monday. Ellis was arrested at the subway station after a station agent recognized his picture on a wanted flyer as someone who often sold MetroCard swipes there.
According to sources, Ellis and the victim had previously argued, but the suspect couldn’t remember what made him angry “and didn’t realize his own strength when he pushed her.”
Ellis has been charged with attempted murder, assault, attempted assault, and reckless endangerment. He was ordered held on $150,000 cash bail or $400,000 bond and is due back in Bronx Criminal Court Friday.
According to public records Ellis was released to parole in January after being sentenced to three to six years behind bars for attempted arson in 2016.