A woman waiting for a subway in Manhattan who was groped and then pushed into the subway tracks Friday morning is speaking out after the attack. Bonnie Currie spoke to WCBS 2 from her hospital bed, "He pushed me as hard as he could push me onto the subway tracks," she told the station.
The incident occurred around 4:20 a.m. at the 14th Street F/M train station. Currie said, "I screamed for help, and luckily, there were two people that were there in that hour - in that early hour - which was so lucky, and they pulled me off of the tracks."
The 22-year-old had just walked down to the platform. "This guy, he came up behind me and he grabbed one of my boobs with one hand, and he grabbed my vagina. I told him to f--k off, and he pushed me onto the train tracks," Currie saidin an interview with the Daily News.
After the Good Samaritans helped pull Currie up, she was taken to a hospital for her injuries; she "said she broke her left wrist, tore a ligament in her left shoulder and suffered deep bruising to her left femur."
Currie is thankful for the two people who saved her—"I put my arms up, and one man took one arm, and the other took the other, and they pulled me up out of the track"—and said that she's been replaying the incident in her mind. "Like, is there anything that I could have done differently, which I just don’t think that there is. It could have been anyone."
Police released surveillance video of a person wanted for questioning. He is described as being in his 20s and about 5'10"-6' tall with black hair, a goatee and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a red bomber jacket with multi-colored patches, a black hoody, black denim jeans, carrying a blue back pack, a white construction type helmet, and light colored shoes.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All call are strictly confidential.
If you see or experience sexual misconduct in the subway (this includes seeing a masturbator, being groped, being grinded on, etc.), you can report it to the MTA and police on this website. There's also a place for you to upload photos and/or video. Don't let the perverts win.