A viral video shows the moment a man taking the subway with his children in tow socks a woman in her face for telling him to ‘take a chill pill’ in the latest violent attack on a straphanger in crime-plagued New York City.
‘Tell me to take a chill pill!’ the man roars at the woman in the video . ‘Say the word “chill pill!”‘
‘Chill pill,’ she replies, looking him defiantly in the eye.
The deranged dad then jabs her in the face with a right hook, evoking gasps from other passengers on the packed subway train as crime on the transit system has soared by nearly 60 percent in one month.
‘Tell me to take a chill pill! Say the word “chill pill!”‘ the unknown assailant dared a fellow subway rider yesterday. ‘Chill pill,’ she replies, looking him defiantly in the eye before he punches her in the face
‘All [the woman] said was he needs a chill pill & his kids repeated it to him and it was just up from there,’ the original poster captioned the TikTok video capturing the attack
It is unclear what preceded the attack in the video, which was deleted by its original poster on TikTok, but it was viewed nearly 2.5 million times since it was reshared on Twitter on Wednesday.
The original poster wrote that the man was already agitated when he got onto the train, telling other passengers to ‘gtfo out of him & his kid’s way.’
One thing is certain: the man’s victim told him to take a chill pill, then does so again when the man tells her to ‘say it to [his] face now.’
‘All [the woman] said was he needs a chill pill & his kids repeated it to him and it was just up from there,’ the original poster captioned the TikTok video capturing the attack.
‘You wilin’, she a female,’ says woman filming.
‘Mind your business, say it again,’ the man threatens again as he moves back to the other side of the car. ‘
‘You wilin’, she a female!’ the filmer says.
‘Mind your business — say it again,’ the man threatens the woman again as he moves away. ‘I’m tired if you n***** in my black business, you understand?’
‘I’m dealing with my f–king kids, you understand? It ain’t about being a role model, it’s about getting respect from people like you. All these other races out here, mind your business.’
The man launches into a tirade, addressing the whole train, ultimately telling riders that ‘when my family on the train, move out the way.’
The NYPD is investigating the incident and said that the unknown victim had not reported the assault, according to the New York Post.
Earlier this month, NYPD Inspector Raymond Porteous told the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board that there was an ‘uptick in overall crime’ within the city’s subway system, according to CBSN New York.
The ‘uptick’ is actually a massive 58.6 percent increase in major crimes in September compared to August, including a shocking 88 percent increase in grand larcenies and a 50 percent increase in felony assaults.
There were 96 grand larcenies within the subway system last month compared to 64 in August and 55 in July. Smaller robberies jumped by 18 percent last month, too, to 52 incidents from 44 in August.
There were 96 grand larcenies within the subway system last month compared to 64 in August and 55 in July, the New York Post reported. Smaller robberies jumped by 18 percent last month, too, to 52 incidents from 44 in August (robbery data for July was unavailable)
Throughout the city, felony assaults are up 7.7 percent from the same time last year, and misdemeanor assaults up 6.1 percent
Throughout the city, felony assaults are up 7.7 percent from the same time last year, and misdemeanor assaults up 6.1 percent.
According to the NYPD, the city’s overall crime rate is down a quarter of a percentage point from last year, although it is up in certain categories, such as assaults and rape, which is up 2.7 percent over last year.
On Monday, a man sitting on the Northbound N train was shot in the leg after he didn’t give his cellphone to a mugger quickly enough. The man was caught by detectives after he committed a robbery the next day and the description of the robber matched that of the subway shooter.
‘It’s disturbing … to see that many firearms out on the streets and on our subways,’ Chief of Transit Kathleen O’Reilly said on Tuesday, according to Pix 11. ‘But our transit officers are deployed at the right places at the right time.’
Hundreds of additional MTA officers have been deployed within the subway system, MTA Communications Director Tim Minton said at the press conference.
NYPD is hunting for the suspect, pictured, who shot a straphanger in the leg during a rush-hour robbery Monday at the Union Square Subway Station
A man who was shot in the leg while on a New York City subway train can be seen sitting in an ambulance on Monday afternoon near Union Square
Also earlier this month, a woman shoved a commuter into an oncoming train in Times Square earlier this month.
The victim, Liliana Sagbaicela, 42, was shoved from the platform and into the train as it approached the station in what is believed to be an unprovoked attack on October 4.
She was taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition after sustaining facial injuries.
One subway rider, who witnessed the shoving, said the crime at the station is not surprising.
‘This is like what it used to be like in the 80s,’ the individual told ABC 7.
Anthonia Egegbara, 29, of Queens, was charged with attempted murder several days later, after surveillance footage showed her jump up from a bench and shove Javier as the train hurtled into the station.
Horrifying surveillance video shows the moment when a woman pushed a fellow commuter into a train at the Times Square subway station on October 4
Egegbara has a lengthy history of arrest, including multiple attacks on women on public transport.
Officers were called to the Times Square station again on Monday, around 12pm, for reports of shots fired.
A 39-year-old from Brooklyn was urinating in the corner of West 40th Street and Seventh Avenue, near a McDonald’s and sushi restaurant Wasabi, when he was shot in his right leg, according to the New York Post.
On October 6, two thugs stomped on a 30-year-old woman’s head as they mugged her in the Brownsville area of Brooklyn around 3.15 am.
As the victim was on the ground, the female suspect continued to punch and kick the victim, leaving her unconscious, as the male suspect grabs the victim’s purse, two cellphones, cash and a neck chain, according to Pix 11.
The female suspect could be seen stomping on the victim’s head at least seven times in the October 6 attack