Griffin Kinard: NYC man attacks woman on subway for asking him to 'take a chill pill'
A video that has recently gone viral on social media shows a man in an NYC subway assaulting a fellow passenger after she asked him to "take a chill pill". The video was originally posted on TikTok. Text overlay on the video reads, "This man was already tight off life when he came in the cart telling ppl to GTFO of him and his kids way." "All she said was he needs a chill pill & his kids repeated it to him and it just went up from there," the TikTok user said.
The video shows the man shouting at the woman, saying, "Say it to my face now. Tell me to take a chill pill. Say the word 'chill pill'". Continuing to verbally attack the woman, he says, "Mind your business!" several times. "It ain't about being a role model if I get my f*cking respect from people like you." Before the video runs out, he says, "When my family is on the train, move out the way." Later shared on Twitter, the video has garnered nearly 2 million views and thousands of comments. At one point in the video, the man is seen hitting the woman across the face.
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Just another day in New York… pic.twitter.com/BmIchzsiZ1— Art TakingBack 🇺🇸 (@ArtValley818_) October 27, 2021
Who is the man on the train?
The man who assaulted the woman has been identified as Griffin Kinard. Popular TikToker @tizzyent posted a video talking about the incident on social media, where the brother of the assailant revealed his identity. "Unfortunately, this individual is my brother and his name is Griffin Kinard," Quinten Kinard wrote in the comments section of the video. "My family and I don't condone this f*cking disgusting behavior."
Griffin's LinkedIn profile says that he is a freelance writer from Brooklyn, New York City, and has previously worked as an advocate for youth in foster care. "I am responsible for creating, keeping, and maintaining a productive work schedule. I am also responsible for coming up with new and fun ways to keep my audience entertain. I am responsible for making and keeping deadlines my publisher, editor and audience. I take pride in my work and I expect nothing but great reading material for my audience. I love thinking outside the box and also I love creating little challenges for myself with hopes to grab the reader creativity causing him to be inspired, to one day writer a story of their own. Just as R.L Stine inspired me all those years ago. A good book is a great start towards to a bright future. From the word of Griffin Kinard," he has written on his profile. Griffin also has a Facebook profile by the name 'Tyshawn Posiedon (Micheal Thee Fallen One)', as per which he is an employee of a cosmetic website named Kandy Kisses. Whether or not the victim is pressing charges against Griffin is unclear.