NYC subway HORROR: Video shows woman BEGGING for help as man assaults her and everyone watches
Warning: This video can be distressing for some readers due to its content on violence and abuse
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: A shocking video has captured the moment a woman riding a New York City subway was seen pleading with fellow passengers to help her while a thug randomly assaulted her. Riders, however, were seen simply ignoring her cries for help and walking away. The video shows the man storming around the train car and yelling expletives.
The hooligan, dressed in a white hoodie, is shown sitting down as many passengers quickly move to another area of the train. As one female passenger, who was closest to the frenzied person, tried to flee, he grabbed her and forced her to sit down beside him. He is seen grabbing the victim by her hair and pushing her down into the seat. The incident is a stark reminder of the Philadelphia train rape case from 2021 where surveillance footage from a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority train showed how 35-year-old Fiston Ngoy sat next to a woman for a conversation on the train before ripping her clothes off and "just completely overpowered the woman and forcibly raped her.” Here as well none of the passengers intervened.
The visibly distressed woman is heard crying out, "Help! Help!", but the other riders ignore her. He is then seen shoving the woman to another area of the train moments later, yelling at her, "Get up!" He then walks away, screaming obscenities after which he kicks a window of the moving train. After this he simply walked into the crowd as the train pulled into the station platform. New York Police Department told the Daily Mail that they are "looking into it", referring to the incident.
Just another day in new york city safest subway system, where innocent people are being harassed and assaulted.— Joel Fischer 🇺🇸 (@realJoelFischer) May 25, 2022
But the mayor wants you to ride the subway instead of driving, to save the environment. pic.twitter.com/9FfVzfzLoC
There has been a disturbing increase in violence on the city streets and subways. Recently, a man was arrested and taken into custody for fatally shooting 48-year-old Daniel Enriquez on a Q train over the Manhattan bridge. Andrew Abdullah, 25, is being charged with murder.
In April, a man wearing a gas mask threw two smoke canisters and also opened fire aboard a subway car on the N train while it was approaching the 36th Street Station in Brooklyn in the morning. Frank James is facing one felony charge for committing a terrorist attack against a mass transportation system.
A Reddit thread about the incident shows mixed reactions from social media users. While some criticized the passengers for doing nothing, others claimed a direct confrontation is not always possible. "That poor woman...how did everyone just stand there and do nothing?" one user wrote. "I can't believe the consensus here is that it's better to just stand and do nothing... wtf. There were at least 3 to 4 guys on that train. I've confronted people on my own. Wtf is wrong with people, do they expect the NYPD to handle it? like they do with everything else. Gtfo. Stand up people," another user commented. One user wrote, "Person recording and people on the train are worthless. Wow".
"Everyone appears so numb to this kind of insanity. Not speaking from experience or anything but I feel like the best thing to do if he didnt let go or the situation escalated is to have someone hold the doors open while someone else tries to get a hold of security. Definitely no direct confrontation until the next stop and doors are held open so people have a route of escape if he produces a weapon," wrote one user, while another argued, "You can’t fight crazy. What do you think he would do if someone came up and tried to defend her. The best guess is he would freak out even more and seriously hurt her or someone else. Crazy people tend to carry knives or weapons and it’s not safe to confront them. The best bet is always to de-escalate as much as possible. Most nyc subway riders know that."