Benjamin Carroll

Subway Dancers Allegedly Angry Over No Tip Attack Performer With Hula Hoop

The victim needed staples and stitches after the brouhaha

A New York City subway performer says he was injured after an attack by a subway dance group that was angry they didn't receive tips for a routine.

Jean Loup Wolfman says he tried to calm down the dancers after they started threatening an elderly couple at the Union Square subway station on Monday.

But his attempt to intervene led to the three unidentified dancers chasing him around the station, catching him and beating Wolfman with a hula hoop he was carrying for subway performances.

The NYPD says they've arrested a 21-year-old man in connection with the attack.

Wolfman needed stitches and staples for wounds suffered in the onslaught, but says he would do it again to help someone in need.

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