‘She’s Bleeding!’ NYC Subway Victim’s TikTok Goes Viral After 3rd Unprovoked Attack in Days
Frustrated New York City straphangers are sounding off after yet another unprovoked case of subway violence, the third in the transit system this week, according to police, left a good Samaritan slashed in the face — and one victim’s TikTok recounting of her experience is resonating strongly with hundreds of thousands of them.
The stories have felt all-too-familiar and all-too-frequent in recent months for many. On Sunday, a 36-year-old was gashed for trying to stop a man who was randomly harassing commuters at a Brooklyn subway station. Six days earlier, a 68-year-old woman was pushed down a staircase at the Union Turnpike-Kew Gardens hub in Queens, another allegedly unprovoked attack, cops say.
A victim from a different violent incident took to social media to warn others to remain vigilant while on the train — and her message is going viral.
“Could I have done something, did I deserve it? Like what did I do to deserve this? I kept asking myself over and over and over,” asked Vesly Beato, who says she’s traumatized after a bizarre but scary attack on the subway on Friday.
Beato says she was sitting next to her 15-year-old cousin as they were heading uptown on the 1 train that afternoon. As it pulled into the 66th Street station, she says she was blindsided by a slap to the face.
“The train doors open and I hear the slap. That’s when I look up and everyone is looking at me. It feels like everything stopped at that moment,” she said. “I look over to my cousin, she’s crying. And then I hear, ‘She’s bleeding.'”