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.