From the Daily News:
A Queens man says he spent 28 hours in a cell after police arrested him for using the emergency subway exit.
Todd Zielinski was in a rush to get home when he bypassed the turnstile lines at DeKalb Ave. on the L train in Brooklyn, setting off the door's alarm.
Zielinski, 32, was arrested at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19, and held for 28 hours after being cited for interfering with NYC Transit equipment.
He had to phone his boss to take a day off from work and was told the charges will be dismissed if he has no run-ins with the law for six months.
He has no outstanding warrants and does not know why officers chose to arrest him, instead of issuing a summons.
Police confirmed Zielinski went through an emergency gate and was charged with a violation and processed.
"He went through a door he wasn't supposed to," a police spokesman said.
Are these people serious? I have never been in a subway station where someone didn't use this door to exit.