A WOMAN was punched in the face when she asked a passenger to stop "manspreading" on NY subway - and claims cops weren't interested.
She then asked the man to give her a little room, she said. "He just started manspreading me extra and pushing me into the wall", Saia said.
"Clearly, she did not want to do her job", Saia said of the cop. He grabbed ahold of the man and ordered him to get off the train.
Investigators have reached out to brass at the 17th Precinct in Midtown and Transit District 34 in Brooklyn to find out why Sam Saia was discouraged from filing a report - in apparent violation of NYPD policy. She posted a photo of her bloodied lip on Facebook.
"B--, you ain't nothing! You ain't nothing, you f- -king b- - -h!" he told her. "There were two guys literally sitting across from her and they just looked away". Saia is heard swearing at the man after his apology, saying, "I'm bleeding, you a-hole". "I just wouldn't be myself if I didn't do something, I like to help people, that's always been me".
One of Saia's co-passengers, Anthony Macca, who shared the video on his Facebook page, said he did not actually witness the assailant punch the Brooklyn woman but he did see the Good Samaritan standing up for Saia.
After she struggled to file her report in the right precinct, Saia chose to take the matter public through social media. The Daily News reported it is also investigating whether any officers violated department rules in allegedly resisting her request to make a report.
"F-- you", Saia says in response.
A woman claims she was physically attacked on an New York City subway Thursday after asking a man to stop splaying his knees across several seats, colloquially known as "manspreading". "He said 'Don't ignore me".
Luckily some good Samaritans were on the scene, coming to her aid and forcing the man to get off the train.
The man called her vulgar names after she asked him for more room, she wrote.
"It's going to come back to you... the power of social media".
And to the creep who attacked her, Saia had these words: "I would want to understand how you could do that to somebody".
That infuriated Saia, and she made a decision to "blow this up on social media", she told the Daily News. I felt this.' I turned around and bam, I banged my head into a wall.
"Be warned. Stay safe!" she said.