Viral video shows NYC man punching woman in elevator, dragging her by feet then fleeing
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK: A disturbing video footage doing the rounds shows a man cornering a woman in an elevator, striking her repeatedly and dragging her by her feet on the ground. The suspect can be seen wearing a hoodie and track pants. The incident took place on November 1 at around 10.25 pm at 125 St & Lexington Ave subway station in Manhattan.
In the footage, the suspect can be seen punching the woman in the face several times, "causing swelling and pain", according to the NYPD. The man is then seen dragging the woman by her feet out of the elevator. He subsequently took $50 and fled the scene, police said. Police confirmed that no arrests have been made yet, and an investigation into the crime is underway.
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In a Twitter post, NYPD News posted the video, writing, "WANTED for ROBBERY: Do you know this guy? On 11/1/21 at approx 10:25 PM, at the 125 St & Lexington Ave subway station in Manhattan, the suspect physically assaulted a 36-year-old female in an elevator, then removed her money. Any info? DM @NYPDTips, or call 800-577-TIPS."
🚨WANTED for ROBBERY: Do you know this guy? On 11/1/21 at approx 10:25 PM, at the 125 St & Lexington Ave subway station in Manhattan, the suspect physically assaulted a 36-year-old female in an elevator, then removed her money. Any info? DM @NYPDTips, or call 800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/m7yfAUm11H— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) November 10, 2021
In another incident that took place not long ago, a stranger kicked a woman down an escalator at a Brooklyn subway station, a video of which was captured by surveillance cameras. In the footage, the surprised woman can be seen falling down several feet after being kicked in the chest by the man. The woman confronted the man after he allegedly pushed past her on the escalator and asked him to 'say excuse me' rather than pushing her. The man kicked her in the chest before saying 'I did'.
According to New York City police, the assault took place after the woman approached the man for having shoved past her on the escalator at the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center Station last week at around 7:15 pm. In the footage captured by surveillance cameras, the woman can be seen falling and rolling backward to the bottom of the escalator after the accused kicked her before climbing up the escalator without even turning to see if she was alright.
Incidentally, the Brooklyn subway has been in the news quite often as surprise attacks on unsuspecting people have increased. A Brooklyn man was seen punching a gay man in the head on J train. In March this year, an Asian man was beaten brutally on NYC subway after he hurled the N-word at the attacker.