Brooklyn woman asks manspreader to make room, gets punched in the face

“I’ve raped white b—s like you,” the manspreader said before punching her, busting her lip and causing her to hit her head against the train wall.
A Brooklyn woman riding a rush-hour train Thursday night was punched in the face by the manspreading man next to her after she asked him to give her a little room.
Sam Saia, 37, suffered a busted lip after she was hit by the manspreader she asked to give her a little room on a rush-hour N train Thursday morning. (Facebook/Sam Saia)

A Brooklyn woman riding a rush-hour train Thursday morning was punched in the face by the manspreading man next to her after she asked him to give her a little room.

 

Sam Saia, 37, wrote on Facebook that the unidentified man sharing an end seat on an N train around 7:45 a.m. went off on her as a response while the train was traveling between Bay Parkway and New Utrecht Avenue.

 

“B—, you ain’t nothing. I’ve raped white b—s like you, f—ing c—!” she wrote.

 

Telling the New York Daily News that she “should have gotten up at that point, I just told him to relax” and put her earphones in, likely thinking that would be the end of it.

 

It wasn’t, however. The man struck Saia in the face, busting her lip and causing her to hit her head against the wall of the train.

“A bunch of good people ran to help me as my lip was gushing blood. A man threw him off the train,” Saia wrote on Facebook.

She wrote that she reported it to the police station near her work and was filing a report at the precinct near Bay Parkway as well.

While the attack itself did not seem to be captured on video, a good Samaritan who stepped in to remove the attacker from the train was.

“Get the f— off the train. You just f—ing hit a lady,” the unidentified man can be heard saying in the video. “She’s bleeding, you piece of shit, look at her mouth. Just get off at the next stop.”

The attacker told the man he'd get off at the next stop “not because of you” and that “I apologize for that,” he said to Saia.

The video was captured and sent to Saia by fellow passenger Anthony Macca who saw the aftermath of the incident.

Saia shared the video on Facebook, and it now has more than 7,000 views.

“The internet can be a beautiful thing,” she wrote. “I wanted to raise awareness for fellow Brooklyn gals about some lowlife who punched me in the face on the N train …” 

 
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