New York Daily News
Keep your hands — and opinion — to yourself on the subway.
What began as a young woman taunting a man on the F train devolved into a wild subway brawl when he turned around and slapped the girl in an incident that was caught on video.
The blow knocked the woman back five feet as another man jumped in and exchanged punches with the attacker, according to the undated viral footage, which was uploaded to YouTube on Saturday and already has more than 600,000 views….
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You really can’t make this stuff up. This is insanity, another reason that I have not traveled on public transportation in New York City in nearly half a decade.
About that girl behaving like a thug in the video, it can be said that she asked (or deserved) to be slapped. Besides that, this dumb bunny mistook the man she was taunting for a geek. Dead wrong, she should have looked closer and thought twice about her actions.
She was not being slick or smart. In fact, she was stupid because her games could have resulted in the loss of her life and that of her friends.
The man that she was making fun of was wearing an eight ball leather jacket and what we used to call back in the day, a bear hat.
How far back? Before little Miss Thug (who is not street smart) was born.
She failed to detect that besides his out of date jacket and hat, the man talked like a rapper from the late 1980’s, early 90’s named Shock-G who did this song called the “Humpty Dance.”
For the record, the man in the video is not Shock-G. It’s just that a lot of young guys back then imitated the rapper down to his voice, style and dress (the hat) and the 8-ball leather was in back then which leads me to suspect that this individual was off the streets for a while meaning incarcerated or in some other institution.
If these girls were so street smart, they would have picked up on the clues instantly and known better.
Example, a few years ago while traveling through BedStuy, I noticed, as did everyone else, a man dressed in a Super Fly suit, some pimp on 42nd Street or something out of the Black exploitation movies of the 1970’s. In some circles, it might have been back then that he was dressed to the nines but not in the 21st century.
As he strutted down Fulton Street with his big yellow hat on, thick-soled shoes, brown bell-bottoms and long rabbit fur coat in the middle of August (I believe), no one said a word to this person or dared make fun of him.
Everyone knew he’d been locked up for decades….and I suspect no one wanted to risk him pulling out his rusty six-shooter (just kidding).
Usually, when people see someone like that, they whisper amongst themselves something to the effect, “Oh he’s just getting out, right?”
You leave it alone.
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It appeared in the video that the man and his friend being taunted might have been on their way to or from work and judging from how quickly they disappeared, it is obvious that they did not want to encounter the police.
Unfortunately, this video went viral and while two wrongs, in this case, several don’t make a right. Miss big mouth should be detained as well.