Maurice Owens to appear in court on Metro banana peel fraud charges
Updated: December 2, 2013 - 02:47 pm
(WJLA) - The Maryland man who allegedly planted a banana peel in a Metro elevator, pretended to slip on it and subsequently sued the agency for damages had a court appearance scheduled for Monday delayed.
In the video, Owens can be seen repeatedly looking up at a security camera, then dropping what appears to be the banana peel in question on the floor in front of him. He then slipped and feel, claiming multiple injuries to his leg and hip.
He then sued WMATA for $15,000 in damages, claiming that the agency was negligent. The claim was thrown out.
Owens could not be reached for comment last week. He'll likely be back in court later this month.