If you’re looking to avoid crime, you might want to stay away from the railroad station — and trains.
First came news of a 46-year-old Weston man forging his parking permit. He got snagged when a parking officer noticed 3 permits on the car, all the wrong color or with different size lettering — and different license plates.
The man — who faces 2nd degree forgery charges — was one of 2,300 people on the station permit waiting list. Presumably, that number is now 2,299.
The railroad crime wave continues, with word that felonies on Metro-North — including the New Haven line — are up 6 percent in the 1st 8 months of 2011, compared with last year.
Leading the way are thefts of cell phones and other electronic devices. They increased a whopping 22 percent.
The good news: Major crime is down.
Robberies dropped from 11 to 6 this year; felony assaults dipped to 6, from 7.
And hey: No murders or rapes were reported on Metro-North trains last year.
So: Odds are good you won’t be killed on a train.
Though you might have your cell phone or laptop stolen.
All aboard! (Just be sure you’ve got a parking permit.)