Rider on NYC subway attacked for asking a seated passenger to do THIS

Rider on NYC subway attacked for asking a seated passenger to do THIS

If you were looking for proof that road rage doesn’t have to involve drivers or even occur above ground, a story out of the Big Apple has what you crave.

Fox 5 NY has the details of an incident that took place a week ago aboard a crowded Queens subway train on its way to Manhattan. A 45-year-old woman approached another who was seated and asked to move her bag, which occupied the seat next to her. When the strap hanger was ignored, she attempted to move the bag herself and sit down.

That’s when police say the seated women [sic] flew into a rage. They say she scratched the other rider on the chest, pulled her hair and bit her forearm, causing bleeding.

The suspect fled when the train stopped at … [a] station in Long Island City.

The victim was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in stable condition. The attacker remains at large.

The New York City subway is no stranger to weird people or events. In August 2013, a dead shark was found aboard a train. Nor do all the bizarre goings-on related to the transit system occur below ground. In January of this year, the city’s transit authority, already $34 billion in debt, spent $77 million on a campaign to discourage “manspreading.” If you have to ask what it is, you don’t want to know.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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