Subway attack caught on camera

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PHILADELPHIA – A simple request for a cigarette lighter at a SEPTA stop ended in a terrifying beating caught on tape. Luckily, the suspect is off the streets.

Police say a young woman was approached by a man at the Broad-Ridge Spur at the Chinatown stop. The man asked her for a lighter, then lunged at her and began to beat her before dragging her by the ankles and throwing her onto the train tracks below.


“By the time I zipped my jacket back up, that’s when he was on me, on my neck. I was just telling him, ‘I don’t have no money,’ and he was just like, ‘Shut up,’” recalls the victim, who did not want to be identified.

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By Jenn Bernstein