A 21-year-old woman says she was beaten by a group of teenaged girls on the G train earlier this month, after asking them not to swear in front of young children on the train.
The woman, who identified herself only as "Amanda," told reporters that at around 4:30 p.m. on September 10th, she was riding a southbound G train when a group of girls, approximately 14 to 15 years old, boarded at Smith/Ninth Street. The teenagers were reportedly swearing in front of two young children on the train, and Amanda asked them to stop. "I said, ‘You guys should be more respectful for your age," she told CBS 2. "There’s a bunch of children on the train right here, and that’s unacceptable."
The teenagers allegedly retaliated, cursing at Amanda and attempting to provoke her to fight. Amanda told DNAinfo she said, "You guys are like 12 years old, I'm not going to fight you," eventually cursing back at the teens. Then, according to Amanda, "They pushed me out of the train at my stop. They shoved me."
Three girls shoved her, pulled her down by her hair and started kicking her; eventually, another straphange pulled the teens off of her, and police intervened. Amanda was transported to a nearby hospital, having suffered a concussion. "My hearing; my vision went out. I couldn’t move,” she said. “And they were relentless. Like they were just like trying — if they had had time, I really believe that they would’ve killed me.”
An NYPD spokesperson had no information for us regarding the attack, though CBS 2 reports that one teen was arrested and faces assault and disorderly conduct charges.