Yikes: The police say that a woman was robbed at the Halsey Street subway station in Brooklyn on May 24. WABC 7 reports, "The woman was reportedly exiting the station at Wycoff Avenue and George Street through the high turnstile exit when a suspect, armed with a screwdriver, grabbed the bars and trapped the woman inside. He then stole the victim's property and fled in an unknown direction." The incident occurred around 1 a.m.

These high entrance exit turnstiles are also called "Iron Maidens." Our readers have also called them the "Baby Back Ribs of Death" and "meat grinders." They are present at entrances where there are no station agents; in 2007, there was concern that they are unsafe and may violate fire codes.

WABC 7 says the robber, who taunted the woman and made lewd gestures, "is described as a black man between the ages of 40 and 45. He is approximately 6-foot tall." Police are asking anyone with information to call CrimeStoppers 800-577-TIPS, to visit the CrimeStoppers website or to text info to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.