A woman who unleashed a box of live crickets and worms on a crowded D train car last week is speaking out on her panic-inducing stunt, claiming she's an actress and the "prank" was intentional and planned, but is still sorry.
Zaida Pugh, 21, dressed up as a homeless woman and boarded the train on Aug. 25, attempting to peddle the live bugs to fellow commuters.
Speaking to the Gothamist, Pugh said the stunt was meant to be a piece of performance art commentating on the treatment of homeless people.
"The point of the video was to show how people react to homeless people, how people look down at them. It was also to show how people are so fixated on recording stuff, instead of helping other people. Even before I posted the video, people had their own videos up," Pugh, who claimed she has performed similar video stunts over the last four years, said.