Subway riders dismiss NYPD plan to wake snoozing passengers

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's top cop has ordered officers to wake up passengers who nod off while riding the subway.

Police Commissioner William Bratton says half of all subway crime in the last year involved a sleeping victim.

But passenger Yvette Johansen said Thursday that while she understands the risks of snoozing on the train, she doesn't want to be shaken awake by a police officer after a long day of work.

Police had a similar initiative in 2012 after a rash of subway-related thefts.

Officers are mainly focused on waking up sleeping passengers on late-night and early-morning subway trains.

On Wednesday, police said they were searching for a man suspected of cutting a sleeping subway rider's pocket with a razor blade.

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