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A Bronx straphanger has gone viral on TikTok for her extreme advice on how to stay safe when riding the subway – by strapping herself to the nearest platform pole.
Wanda Vela shared the radical tip on Monday, posting a video that showed her securing herself to a pole with a bike lock as she waited for a train to arrive.
“It’s bad out here. People want to push people into trains – that ain’t gonna happen to me, ”Vela deadpanned.wikipedia
Wanda Vela went viral after a video posted on TikTok
Wanda Vela went viral after a video of her locking herself in a pole while waiting for the subway in the Bronx was posted on TikTok.
The video has already been viewed more than 2 million times on TikTok. It’s unclear if Vela is being ironic, but many New Yorkers found the unorthodox security council identifiable.
“I know some people take this as a joke … but if you take the train, this is a REAL fear,” commented one viewer in the clip.
“I hold onto the pole every time the train approaches. He is not exaggerating the dangers, “another person replied.wikipedia
She was then filmed putting the bike lock around her waist and platform pole before locking it with a key.
“I got my own chain. This is what I do, I wait for the train like this. I stay right here,” Vela said.
She insisted she only unlocks the bike chain when the train comes to a stop alongside the platform.
“That’s it. Then I’m going on the train – boom,” Vela said as she unlocked the chain.
Wanda Vela insisted she only unlocks the bike chain when the train comes to a stop alongside the platform.
It comes after several strangers were pushed onto the tracks of the Big Apple last month amid a surge in crime on the subway.
One of the latest involved a thief shoving a 36-year-old woman into the Times Square station on 42nd Street before the Good Samaritans rushed to her rescue.