Anna Lushchinskaya, a woman from New York, decided to ring out 2018 with a bang by getting citizen arrested and cuffed by the police for using racial slurs at an Asian-American woman and repeatedly kicking her.
On Tuesday, Lushchinskaya and several Brooklyn subway riders were heading to work when the bizarre attack took place.
Podcaster Juan Ayala, also known as Platano Man, filmed the entire incident that took place on the D train and was even forced to make the citizen arrest.
In the clip that has received more than a million views, Lushchinskaya can be seen getting very angry after the Asian-American woman accidentally bumped into her.
Lushchinskaya first screamed obscenities at the woman and told her “fk off, fk off.”
Things quickly escalated with the racist woman hitting the other female multiple times, at times with her umbrella and keys.
She also attempted to kick the woman, but several passengers stepped in to stop the fight but in vain.
Then she tried me so I had to detain her until the cops showed up 🤦🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/C3UybusAxa
— PL∆T∆NO “CLOSE THE CAMPS” M∆N™ (@PlatanoMan) December 12, 2018
Lushchinskaya was eventually arrested by NYPD officers and was charged with felony assault.
Ayala, who posted the drama, said this on Facebook: “To give context to everything, I know a lot of y’all have questions about what happened on the train yesterday, so here is the video of the racist ady going crazy on this little girl smh.”
The victim, who wished to remain anonymous, spoke to the media but declined to reveal her name, and she has this to say: “I’m lucky that she didn’t have anything like weapons on her — like knife, gun — because it could have got a lot worse. I’m lucky that people were on the train who were helping me, especially the first Asian guy who stood in front of me right away because he wasn’t recording. He just stood in front of me to help me, because I know other people were recording, but their recording didn’t do anything until later on when it escalated.”
Experts have seen a rise in hate crimes around the country.