Fear of Being Pushed Into NYC Subway, Lock Yourself to Pole, Video Goes Viral


NEW YORK CITY (VINnews) – 51 year old Bronx straphanger Wanda Vela 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.

‘People want to push people into trains, it’s bad out here – that ain’t gonna happen to me,’ Wanda Vela told TikTok viewers on Monday in the now viral video as she wrapped a bike lock around a pole on the platform and her midsection, securing it with a key.

‘I got my own chain and this what I do – I wait for the train like this and if the train don’t come, I stay right here. Ain’t nobody pushing me.’

Her video has already been viewed more than 2 million times on TikTok and many New Yorkers found Vela’s unorthodox safety advice relatable.


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♬ original sound – Wanda Vela

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