Woman Dragged Onto Subway Tracks By Assailant

    January 18, 2013
    Amanda Crum

A Philadelphia woman was attacked, beaten, and dragged onto the tracks of a subway train by a stranger who initially approached her to ask for a light, authorities say.

36-year old William Clark was later arrested after police identified him by a rather unique item of clothing: a “Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resorts” jacket. The 23-year old victim was left with bruises and cuts after the assault, but thankfully managed to pull herself up from the tracks after Clark stole her cell phone and left.

“I started trying to fight him back as much as I could,” the victim said. “After it was over, the first thing that popped in my head was my son.”

The incident has sparked even more fear among commuters as just the latest in a string of bizarre attacks inside subway stations. The first one ended in the death of a New York man after an argument with a stranger escalated and he was pushed in front of an oncoming train.

The entire Philadelphia incident was captured on surveillance camera, however, and Clark was swiftly taken to jail. He is charged with aggravated assault and robbery.

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