Tags: crickets, nypost, prank, worms, Zaida Pugh
NYPost: The woman who caused a massive panic on a crowded subway train by releasing a swarm of crickets admitted to The Post on Friday that she orchestrated the disgusting stunt in an attempt to go viral on social media.
“I have been doing these pranks for four years now,” self-promoting actress Zaida Pugh said. “This was to show what homeless people go through and how people treat them.”
Pugh, known for a series of bizarre online pranks, said she brought 300 crickets and 300 worms onto the D train Wednesday and had a friend flip the insects into the air — freaking out those straphangers who hadn’t been in cahoots with her.
“Basically the people that is attacking me is a part of the stunt,” she said, adding her friends “also do their own comedy skits online as well.”
But things got even worse when an innocent passenger pulled the emergency brake as the D train was crossing the Manhattan Bridge. Riders were stuck in the cricket-filled car — with no air conditioning — for 30 minutes.
“The emergency brake was pulled,” Pugh said. “We were not expecting that to happen at all.”
Another unplanned aspect was Pugh urinating on the floor of the subway car.
“I did [urinate] but didn’t purposely mean to,” Pugh said. “It was very hot and I was holding my bladder. When I realized we weren’t going anywhere, I said, ‘I’m gonna just let it out.’ ”
She was taken to Methodist Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.
She stayed in character as a homeless person trying to sell crickets, thinking that would help her avoid arrest.
But a police source told The Post that Pugh could be charged in connection with the chaos.
Here is other videos of her “work”
Tags: crickets, subway, worms
NOTE: I completely understand the negative press this video is receiving, however, this video has been shown on every news channel, blog, and website in the last 24 hours. I understand the woman is mentally ill and/or disturbed but does that mean we just ignore everything that happened? This was not posted to be funny, as not one funny–or snarky–comment was made about it from CSC. This is news because of how many people it affected on their commute and just so happened to be in the subway. You know the kind of content you’re going to come across on this site/page so if you don’t like it, don’t follow it. Have a great fuckin’ Friday!
NYPost: A crazed woman trying to sell crickets and worms on a D train suddenly threw them all over the crowded car, sending it into chaos during the evening commute.
The woman walked into the train car at about 6 p.m. Wednesday and made a pitch to passengers to try to get them to buy the chirping insects and wrigglers.
“It was pandemonium,” said Chris Calabrese, 29, who was on the train with his girlfriend. “It was the craziest thing I’ve ever seen on a train.”
Someone then pulled the emergency brake and the train skidded to a stop on the Manhattan Bridge.
The air conditioning shut off and the screaming passengers were all stuck inside the sweltering car with the woman, who then treated them to antics for half an hour as the crickets jumped on passengers. The worms just wriggled on the floor.
“She was banging on the doors and trying to climb out the windows. Everyone had crickets on their arms. My girlfriend was crying,” said Calabrese. “Then some men were trying to hold her down and she started trying to throw up on them.”
The woman then urinated on the floor and everyone again ran to the other side of the car while still trying to avoid the piles of bugs.
The train started to move again after half an hour and pulled into the DeKalb Avenue station, where dozens of cops were waiting on the platform, said Calabrese.
The MTA confirmed that emergency services removed the woman from the train, but they declined to comment on the crickets and worms.
Tags: Deanna Carter, Kevin Cuffe, subway
WPIX: The man at the center of a now-viral video in which he was scolded by a grandmother who says she caught him masturbating aboard a No. 2 train has been arrested, police sources said Wednesday. Law enforcement sources identified the man as Kevin Cuffe, 23, of the Bronx.
Cuffe faces a charge of public lewdness in the Aug. 15 incident. That day, fellow subway rider Deanna Carter shamed him off a crowded northbound No. 2 train.
Carter said she witnessed Cuffe gazing at female riders on the train while holding a bag over his lap and keeping one hand in his pants with a visible erection.
“He’s actually touching himself and I’m saying is he really doing this right now?” she recalled to PIX11 News. “There’s a train full of people and there’s children on the train.”
Carter posted video of the encounter on Facebook and it quickly amassed millions of views. As of midday Wednesday, that footage had been watched more than 3 million times.
According to police, Cuffe also was charged in an alleged incident that happened on Dec. 16, 2015, in which he’s accused of engaging in the same act. In that case, PIX11 viewer Nicole De’Chabert captured Cuffe on cellphone video allegedly fondling himself aboard a Manhattan-bound No. 2 train. De’Chabert never reported the incident to police but instead posted the video on Facebook to warn her female friends. But after watching PIX11’s report in which Carter recounted her subway encounter, De’Chabert recognized the subject of the latest video.
“When I looked very closely I said, that’s the same guy I’ve seen many months ago over the holiday season,” she told PIX11 News in an exclusive interview Aug. 17. NYPD investigated both incidents, which led to Cuffe’s arrest a day later. The suspect, who has a criminal record, is being charged with two counts of public lewdness. He’s scheduled to appear in court next month.
Oh and if you missed the original video, here it is:
Tags: perv, subway
Well, I’m pretty sure that’s not how this guy expected this to play out. Absolutely stuffed in a locker by this woman and probably rightfully so. To be honest I don’t know what happened before the video but this looks like a face of guilt if I’ve ever seen one.
It should go without saying but keep your hand off your dick in public and at this point, just be glad you still have one.
Tags: guns n roses, puppet, subway
[Shouts to @turtleslikeme_ for this]
Tags: book covers, comedian, scott rogowsky, subway
Of course the ‘Ass Eating Made Simply’ picture from the subway is staged. Comedian Scott Rogowsky took to the subway with a number of book covers in this creative/funny video to get reactions from fellow passengers. Just so happens this specific one got the most attention. Slow clap for this man…