I could not believe this story even as I watching the short video that was taken by a passenger (Smiley) on the 4 train in NYC. At about 3:30 am Saturday morning an unidentified man gets on the 4 train and spots a woman basically passed out. This nutbag decides he’s going to sit next to the woman and put his hand under her dress, WTF!!!!
As a rider of the NYC Subway system there have been PLENTY of times I have fallen asleep on a late night train back to Queens, but this is insane. What kind of crazy do you have to be to try something like that? And it’s not like the woman and the guy were the only people on the subway car.
Smiley was sitting across from the woman when this happened and quickly took a video (as evidence) of the incident and reported to the authorities. Now the question is should Smiley done something to stop the guy before taking the video?
Here is the video that was posted on the Gothamist; http://gothamist.com/2012/10/22/video_sleeping_woman_sexually_assau.php
Smiley said that he and others on the train yelled at the guy to stop but he would not, eventually the woman woke up when the man tried other things like put his arm around her. The woman did manage to punch the guy in the face before she got off the train; I can’t imagine what was going thru her mind as she woke up, smh.
In a perfect world we would expect Smiley and the other folks on the train to taken some kind of action other than yelling at the guy. I myself have played the role of ‘Super Hero’ once or twice, but I am pretty big dude. There have been a couple of times where I thought afterward that one of these days someone is going to tell me to mind my business and take a swing at me.
So when it comes to Smiley and the others on the train I can’t really fault them for not doing more. This is NYC and we hear all types of stories of crazy nutbags attacking people, Smiley and others may have hesitated but if a guy is bold enough to jump on a subway car, openly grope a woman and not care who is watching… There is no telling what else he may do!
Wow, just when you thought you have seen/read it all….
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!