An emotionally disturbed parolee tried to run off a Brooklyn subway car with a 4-month-old baby, but was fought off by the frantic mother, grandmother and a good Samaritan, authorities said.
Rafael Martinez, 30, approached the family aboard a J train near the Alabama Avenue station in Cypress Hills at around 11 p.m. Sunday, cops said.
The mom, Ubarbina Peña, 21, was with her mother, Carpio Peña, 42, her 3-year-old niece and 4-month-old daughter when Martinez inquired about the toddler.
Martinez, a gang member on probation, then plopped himself down on the seat too close to the 3-year-old, prompting the women to shoo him away.
Martinez became agitated and allegedly ripped the portable seat from infant Barbie Montero’s stroller.
He then took off for the door with the seat in his hands as the train entered the station, authorities said.
“Let me go! I want the baby,” Martinez yelled in Spanish, according to police sources.
But the mom and grandmother desperately held on to the seat, fighting Martinez in a tug of war that jerked the baby back and forth.
Credit: NY Post