i think the reason it's generated interest in news outlets and social media is because of how he's dressed and his unique sense of style. it's just comical, and paired with how he acted just naturally elicits disdain from people.
if he was just some regular dude in khakis I doubt people would care nearly as much, but the whole riddler / leprechaun angle really breathes a lot of life into the public's interest.
Videotaping seems to be the new way for passive-aggressive people to elevate the argument. Ok, this guy is a dick. But perhaps he's' having a bad day. There's no need to turn it into something viral.
At some point, it starts reflecting more on her than on him. It's like this girl who loves to escalate traffic skirmishes to yelling matches. Yes, she's right, but with the way she handles it, she just comes just as bad as the motorist:
I have a friend who is "friends" with what looks like him lives in that area And his Facebook posts over the last few days read like a person defending himself in this exact situation. His name is very Greek. Of course it may not be him for sure. so I'm not going to post a name or photo.
I'm kind of glad this story got air. Public transportation etiquette needs to come up once in a while.... and it feels long overdue on the TTC. Seat hogs and those idiots who don't take off their backpacks need to hear about this crap.
Also, the people who collect in the doorways of the trains.