East New York

Flatbush man gets year in prison for homophobic threats on A train

March 7, 2018 By Paul Frangipane Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Arnold Moody stands ready for sentencing at Brooklyn Supreme Court. Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane

A 73-year-old Flatbush man was sentenced to one year in prison on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to brandishing a knife at a passenger on the A train and spewing homophobic slurs at him.

Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun sentenced a frowning Arnold Moody to his prison term within five minutes of his appearance in court.

Moody’s promised sentence was secured when he pleaded guilty to weapon possession in February for the Aug. 9, 2017 incident, of which he was also charged with menacing as a hate crime.

During the morning commute from the Broadway Junction subway station in East New York, Moody approached his victim with random threats. After throwing homophobic insults at the man, Moody blurted out, “Why are you standing like that? I’m going to cut you,” according to court documents.

When their northbound A train approached the Nostrand Avenue station, Moody then followed the man onto the subway platform with a knife before plainclothes police officers saw and arrested him.

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