Woman Admits To Pulling Prank On NYC Subway
Remember that mentally disturbed woman who made a couple dozen New Yorkers’ commute hell with a box of bugs last week? About that…
A budding actress and married mother of two who released hundreds of live worms and crickets in an NYC subway car in a chaotic prank has been arrested.
Zaida Pugh, 21, posed as a deranged woman last week on a Brooklyn-bound D train. She pretended that she wanted to sell the insects until a man – who was later revealed to be an accomplice – intentionally flipped the container holding them, sending 300 crickets and 300 worms across the Subway car.
Pugh, from Brooklyn, said the situation got out of hand as she didn’t expect that someone would pull the emergency brake. But that is what happened, and passengers were stuck inside an AC-less car for 30 minutes while Pugh stayed in character – and let her prank escalate to unforeseen heights.
She kept screaming and acting erratically, at one point urinating on herself. But Pugh has since revealed the whole thing was a set-up and claims she was trying to shed light on how homeless people are treated in public places.
She faces charges of reckless endangerment, obstructing governmental administration, false reporting an incident and disorderly conduct, the New York Daily News reported.
Um…does she realize that most homeless people don’t assault strangers with live insects, strand them for 30 minutes in a hot and crowded location, and pee all over the place?? Here’s a refresher of he little “lesson” to the passengers: