When I lived in China, a random woman pulled out a knife when I was on the metro. Was more surreal than anything!
Down the road from my school there's a centre for kids that have been kicked out of their schools.
So, once some kids from this school had a lighter(they smoke). And they tried to set some boys blazer on fire.
Once they got on the bus with a staple gun and started shooting people with it.
Once I could clearly see a knife sticking out of one guys pocket, but he didn't do anything with it.
Many others, but these are most memorable.
The tube is quite tame, only seen people spitting and swearing really. If you want to see the real action go on the subway in NYC, every train has a either a drug addict singing for money, people with mental health disorders walking up and down the carriages talking to themselves loudly and threatening other commuters, but the most disturbing was a guy on a platform sitting on a bench with his trousers and pants down by his ankles, as the train was coming he got up and started to walk towards us, still with his pants down.... Epic!
I once got mugged on the top deck. I try to not go to the top deck anymore.
I was on the north-bound northern line at Euston on a train that said it'd be going on the High-Barnet branch. But then before Camden Town the announcement voice said that it was an Edgware-bound train and the train dot-matrix screen said "This train will terminate at Edgware". So everyone in the train was like "wot" and half of the people got out at Camden Town, the rest of us putting our faith in the powers that be that this was a mistake and that the train would in actual fact continue to go up the High Barnet Branch. We left Camden Town and the screen said the next station would be Chalk Farm. The next minutes were very tense with everyone on the train waiting in trepidation to see if we would emerge in Chalk Farm - where chaos would surely ensue - or Kentish Town - in which the driver would surely be declared a hero. Sure enough, we ended up in Kentish Town and everyone was happy. It was an emotional journey. It was even more exciting because there was a group of chinese tourists on the train who didn't understand the tannoy which made it even more tense.
Not super amazing but once while I was on the Tube, we saw a mugger rob a woman and then 2 guys grabbed the mugger, took the bag off him and kicked him out of the tube xD
A guy started barking at me once...
Barking mad I tell you.
I was on a train going to Lebgasse with family (In Austria). I sat down on a chair and opposite me was this very old guy and he STANK so badly. Everyone had their nose covered. I didn't want to get up because it would have been rude but I couldn't take it any longer. My auntie grabbed me and we got off that train and caught another one - thank god.
I have never in my life seen a smelly person like that - I think he hasn't even had a shower for a good two months or something!
A man sat in front of me on the bus listened to my conversation, knew I'd missed the 148 bus to go home and so was going to walk. He then turned around and asked what time the 148 was and if it was a long walk. I scuttled off to Co op but he was right behind me in there. He then walked home behind me for a little while before asking questions about the village. He then told me everything about him.
Nice guy, I hope he manages to get off the heroin.