California Man Busted for Eating on Train Platform, Commuters Chow Down in Protest

Inside Edition spoke to Steve Foster on the platform where eating his breakfast sandwich got him into trouble.

A California commuter was detained by police for eating a sandwich on a train platform. It happened last week in Conchord, outside San Francisco, as 31-year-old Steve Foster was put in handcuffs and issued a citation. 

Foster's girlfriend, Nicole Hernandez, shot the video. After it was posted on social media, many comments suggested the police officer used racial profiling. Fellow commuters were so upset that they ate egg sandwiches in protest Saturday on other BART property

Inside Edition spoke to Foster on the platform where his Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwich got him into trouble.

"I didn't think it would have gotten to that point over a sandwich," he told Inside Edition. "There are so many more important things to worry about." 

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) released a statement: "The officer saw someone eating and asked him to stop. When he didn't, he was given a citation." 

California law prohibits eating in the transit system. Foster faces a $250 fine and 48 hours of community service.