Woman Gets Award After Confronting Alleged Subway Flasher

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — A Westchester martial arts teacher is honored for standing up to an alleged subway flasher.

Close to a million people saw her video on YouTube, where Nicola Briggs confronted 51-year-old Mario Valdivia for, she claims, rubbing up against her and exposing himself on the subway. Her actions led to his arrest.

It turns out he did this to a woman on a train in 2007.

Thursday night, Briggs was honored with the first Shero award from the Professional Women of Westchester. She also received a specially- designed peace sign pendant from a Scarsdale jewelry store.

“My goal is to try to live up to this honor by reaching out to women and sharing with them alternative ways of dealing with a difficult situation,” Briggs said.

She attributed her martial arts training with giving her the confidence to deal with Valdivia.

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A “WESTCHESTER MARTIAL ARTS TEACHER” IS “HONORED”… FOR STANDING UP TO A SUBWAY FLASHER…
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OUTCUE:…police station.”
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(“I’m escorting you to the police station.”)
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CLOSE TO A MILLION PEOPLE SAW THIS VIDEO ON YOU TUBE, SHOWING “NICOLA BRIGGS”…  IN HER CONFRONTATION WITH THE FLASHER.
HER “ACTIONS” LED TO HIS ARREST.
LAST NIGHT, BRIGGS WAS ‘HONORED” WITH THE FIRST “SHE-RO” AWARD FROM THE “PROFESSIONAL WOMEN OF WESTCHESTER”.
SHE ALSO RECEIVED A SPECIALLY DESIGNED PEACE-SIGN PENDANT FROM A SCARSDALE JEWELRY STORE…
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OUTCUE:..difficult situation.”
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(“my goal is to try to live up to this honor by reaching out to women and sharing with them alternative ways of dealing with a difficult situation.”)
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BRIGGS SAYS HER MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING GAVE HER THE CONFIDENCE TO DEAL WITH THE FLASHER.
Comments

One Comment

  1. Dumba Merican says:

    i would like to see more about nicola. does she have a website? maybe a book coming out soon about the ordeal? i could see this as a lifetime tv movie, no doubt.

  2. Chucky Brown says:

    Listen to you herbs, all scared of a strong, confident woman — “toots”, “go iron my shirts”….losers. Like you have a job that requires ironed shirts. What a joke. ‘Toots’? You gotta be like 58 years old. Use your remaining time to grow up and be a man.

  3. Jamie I. says:

    Would you be able to put a link for Professional Women of Westchester? http://www.professionalwomenofwestchester.com.
    Thanks!

  4. Captain Crunch says:

    Go iron my shirts …

  5. RichWeksberg says:

    Good for her. What would Heidi Jones do?

  6. Mayor Michael Bloomberg says:

    I’d rub against her also.

  7. Jason Sharke says:

    ““My goal is to try to live up to this honor by reaching out to women and sharing with them alternative ways of dealing with a difficult situation,” Briggs said”

    Get over yourself toots.

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