Bronx woman fastens to pole with BIKE LOCK while waiting for subway

A reluctant Bronx subway traveler trying to avoid being pushed onto the tracks as the city’s transit crime spirals out of control, shared her radical strategy for keeping her feet safe on the platform: tying herself tightly to a pole with a bike lock until her train arrives.

“People want to push people on trains, it’s very bad here – that’s not going to happen to me,” Wanda Vela told TikTok viewers on Monday in the now-viral video as she wrapped a bicycle lock around a pole on the platform and removed her centerpiece. and secure it with a wrench.

‘I have my own chain and this is what I do – I’ll wait for the train in a minute and if the train doesn’t come I’ll stay here. No one is pushing me.’

She said she won’t unlock the chain until her train pulls up onto the platform: “That’s it. Then I’ll take the train – boom,” she said in the video, unlocking the chain.

Vela’s advice may seem ironic, but the video came close to home for many strap-hangers fearing for their safety, garnering 2 million views.

'I have my own chain and this is what I do - I'll wait for the train in a minute and if the train doesn't come I'll stay here.  No one is pushing me,

‘I have my own chain and this is what I do – I’ll wait for the train in a minute and if the train doesn’t come I’ll stay here. No one is pushing me,” Wanda Vela said as she demonstrated her radical protections against subway thugs as transit crime peaks in New York City

“I’ll hold on to the pole when the train comes,” commented one user. “She’s not exaggerating the dangers.”

“I know some people think this is a joke…but when you take the train it’s a REAL fear,” wrote another.

According to the crime statistics, it is indeed ‘bad’ here.

New York City has seen a spate of violent attacks on the subway, with a 45 percent increase in the past 28 days compared to last year.

This week, a 141 percent increase was reported for transit crime.

On Monday, the day Vela posted her morbid lifehack on social media, a 23-year-old woman was asphyxiated, beaten and robbed of her bag at the 34th Street Herald Square station in Manhattan.

The next day, a male victim was attacked by two unidentified men on the 6 train at the 96th Street station on the Upper East Side.

The two attacks followed the fatal stabbing of 32-year-old footballer Akeem Loney after falling asleep on a subway on Sunday.

Akeem Loney is pictured left with his coach Reed Fox, who described him as 'one of the best street footballers I've ever seen'

Akeem Loney is pictured left with his coach Reed Fox, who described him as 'one of the best street footballers I've ever seen'

Akeem Loney is pictured left with his coach Reed Fox, who described him as ‘one of the best street footballers I’ve ever seen’

On November 9, a 45-year-old man managed to save himself with minor injuries after being pushed off the No. 1 platform (pictured) and onto the subway tracks by a disturbed stranger in lower Manhattan.

On November 9, a 45-year-old man managed to save himself with minor injuries after being pushed off the No. 1 platform (pictured) and onto the subway tracks by a disturbed stranger in lower Manhattan.

On November 9, a 45-year-old man managed to save himself with minor injuries after being pushed off the No. 1 platform (pictured) and onto the subway tracks by a disturbed stranger in lower Manhattan.

Vela’s fear of being pushed comes after several harrowing videos of commuters being pushed onto train tracks were posted this year.

On November 9, a 45-year-old man managed to save himself with minor injuries after being pushed off the No. 1 platform and onto the subway tracks by a disturbed stranger in lower Manhattan.

In October, a 42-year-old woman was pushed off the platform and onto the train at the Times Square subway station as she approached the station in what is believed to be an unprovoked attack.

In August, a woman nearly pushed a man on the subway tracks in a similar unprovoked attack at the same station as the 22-year-old victim was standing on the N/Q/R platform when a stranger came from behind and pushed him.

The MTA has said it has increased police presence in subway stations and added security cameras.

NYPD Police Commissioner Dermot Shea has also said the department is working to keep the stations safe so that subway passengers return to pre-pandemic levels.

In October, 83.4 million riders used the transit system, with a reported 1.93 crimes per million riders.

The NYPD recorded 40 robberies, 85 major thefts and 34 assaults on the MTA’s subways last month.

A 1.9 percent increase in total crime was also reported compared to November 2020.

The crime rate increased by 8.4 percent from last year, while robberies increased by 2.9 percent and rape by 1.9 percent.

Total crime last month was 11.2 percent higher than in October 2020, according to the latest monthly figures from the NYPD

Total crime last month was 11.2 percent higher than in October 2020, according to the latest monthly figures from the NYPD

Total crime last month was 11.2 percent higher than in October 2020, according to the latest monthly figures from the NYPD

New York City's Latest Crime Statistics Shows Total Crime Has Increased Year Over Year

New York City's Latest Crime Statistics Shows Total Crime Has Increased Year Over Year

New York City’s Latest Crime Statistics Shows Total Crime Has Increased Year Over Year

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