A woman has recently claimed that she was punched in the face by a man after she asked him to give her some space on the subway. New York resident Sam Saia was riding the subway to work when the man sitting next to her started "manspreading" - the act of splaying one's legs out excessively, pushing against those next to one.
When Ms. Saia asked for more room, the man allegedly yelled back, "B****, you ain’t nothing!” she said the man yelled. “I’ve raped white b****es like you, f***ing c***!” Ms. Saia put her earphones in and told the man to relax, however, this only made the man angrier. After several more slurs, he then punched her in the face, sending her head slamming into the wall next to her.
Ms. Saia wrote on Facebook that “a bunch of good people” came to her assistance after the alleged assault. A man jumped in to help and hold the man back. “Get off the train bro, you just f***ing hit a lady,” the man can be heard saying. “...She’s bleeding, you piece of s***; You hit her in the mouth!”
When she tried to file a report at the New York Police Department's 17th precinct, she said, she was told to report to the Transit District 34 headquarters instead. But officers at the Transit District headquarters told her she could file her report at any precinct, so she'd be wasting her time going to them.