There’s a classic episode of “Seinfeld” where Elaine’s boyfriend is a “close talker” — someone who seems to invade everyone’s personal space while carrying on a conversation. And while passengers aboard an Amtrak train from California to Oregon recently may have not met the “close talker,” they did get to know Lakeysha Beard, who has a similarly annoying habit: she’s a “loud talker.”
In fact, Beard was talking so loudly into her cell phone during the train ride — and refused to quiet down — that she was eventually kicked off the train and arrested by police for disorderly conduct.
Beard’s arrest was caught on video:
Salem Police stopped an Amtrak train on Sunday afternoon after reports a woman threatened other passengers when they complained she was speaking too loudly on her cell phone.
Lakeysha Beard of Tigard was charged with disorderly conduct after police said she got into a “verbal altercation” with passengers on the train. The other passengers complained she refused to put down her cell phone, even after train staff made repeated announcements for passengers to not use cell phones, according to police.
When a passenger confronted her about her loud talking, police said Beard got aggressive. She had reportedly been talking non-stop on the phone since getting on the train in Oakland, Calif.
Beard was taken into custody until a family member could come and pick her up.
Anyone who has ever sat next to, or been around, a loud talker may be smiling. Still, the best part of this story might belong to AOL: “Pardon the Boys Who Threw the Chatter Off the Choo Choo.”