A self-proclaimed actress who unleashed bugs on a crowded D train last week, later saying it was all a prank, could face reckless endangerment charges, according to a published report.
Zaida Pugh, 21, apologized the day after she boarded an evening rush hour D train dressed as a homeless woman, pretending to sell crickets and worms. The stunt was reportedly a viral video to expose the plight of homeless people. Teens who knock the bugs out of her hands, sending them flying all over the train car, were allegedly part of the act on Aug. 25.
"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 told Gothamist.