A Bronx DJ dropped his iPhone on the subway tracks yesterday morning – but was electrocuted after he was too impatient to let a worker retrieve it for him, police sources said.
Francisco Diego, Jr. told a toll booth clerk he had dropped the smartphone shortly before 1:10 a.m. at the Wakefield-241st Street station, sources said.
She told him to wait while she would help him get it.
But when a downtown 2 train arrived at the scene, Diego went between two of the cars and tried to grab it-only to electrocute himself on the third rail, sources said.
The train started moving, and he was knocked onto the tracks, where he was struck by the train, sources added.
There were no other passengers on the subway, which was heading to a yard.
EMS rushed him to Jacobi Hospital, but he could not be saved, cops said. No criminality is suspected.
Diego worked as a security guard and was one of twelve children, according to his family. He lived in the Foxhurst section of The Bronx and loved to deejay.
He went by the name DJ Tech Trackz, relatives said.
“He was a hard worker. Everybody loved him,” said his devastated sister, Melissa Diego, 26. “His thing was music, making music all the time, throwing parties.”
Source: THE NY POST