I've read in multiple places that two men have been arrested in New York for "manspreading", sitting on the subway with legs spreading.
It seems quite unbelievable. First of all, I don't think people are arrested for travelling without a ticket, which surely must be a worst offence than occupying more than one seat. Secondly because it basically means that you could go to jail for not sitting properly, which I find immoral.
Did it happen? If so, is it illegal to sit improperly?