Manhattan drifer Naeem Davis (pictured center) admitted he pushed Ki-Suck Han to his death before a Q train at a Midtown station because somebody had thrown away his Timberlands.
In court documents filed this week during his arraignment, Davis says he was angry that an acquaintance had thrown away his Timberland boots two days before the early December incident. As a result his “head wasn’t where it was supposed to be that day,” and “[Han] came at the wrong time,” he claims.
Davis insists Han started the fight.
According to him, the 59-year-old Father jumped the turnstile at the 49th St/7th Avenue subway station, approached him, and said, “I’ll kill you.” Han then supposedly began following Davis while intoxicated, leading to their alleged argument that was an impetus for Davis shoving Han on to the tracks, according to the New York Daily News.
The 30-year-old street vendor assistant told authorities that Han “rolled like a bowling ball” when he fell and begged police at the Midtown North Precinct to give him a break by charging him with manslaughter. Davis’ defense attorney backed up his statements, saying Han was “clearly pursuing” Davis and he was only defending himself.