Bernhard Goetz, dubbed the "subway vigilante" after shooting four teens on a New York City subway car in the mid-'80s, was arrested Friday after attempting to sell marijuana to an undercover police officer, CNN reported Saturday.
Goetz, 65, was freed Saturday on his own recognizance in a Manhattan criminal court, and is scheduled to reappear in court Dec. 18.
According to a New York Daily News report, Goetz met a female undercover officer in Union Square Park Friday evening and worked out a deal to sell the weed for $30. After returning from his home a block away, Goetz was arrested by the officer.
NYPD Sgt. Carlos Nieves told CNN Goetz was charged with criminal possession, criminal sale and unlawful possession of marijuana.
Goetz made nationwide headlines on Dec. 22, 1984, when he was approached on a New York subway car by four black teenagers who asked him for $5 to play video games. Fearing he was about to be robbed, Goetz pulled out the .38 caliber Smith & Wesson he carried after a previous train robbery and shot the teens, paralyzing one.
Goetz went to trial on attempted murder and assault charges, but was acquitted. He was eventually convicted of illegal possession of a weapon and served a six-month sentence.
He was later sued by the paralyzed teen, Darrell Cabey, who filed a civil suit against Goetz in 1996 and won $43 million in damages, according to the New York Daily News report. Goetz filed for bankruptcy after the suit.