NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Think you’ve seen it all on the subway? Chances are you have.
Every train line has its own entertainment, but on Thursday a new video showing a creative way to use those subway poles was uploaded to YouTube and almost immediately went viral.
Talk about a strap-hanger.
An unidentified man undressed into black briefs and black high-heel stilettos and then was caught on camera pole dancing on an “L” train. And if that’s not enough, he certainly looked like he knew what he was doing, reports CBS 2’s Derricke Dennis.
It was just another day, another wild ride on the New York City subway.
“He was barely wearing any clothes. Well, that is offensive,” said Prince Arrow of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
“It was kind of nice to have some diversity, some original things going on. Entertainment, free entertainment,” added Heixan Robles of Manhattan.
Thankfully, this guy’s strip-tease didn’t go all the way, but he was egged on by a makeshift flash mob.
But there’s been worse in recent months. There was the guy not too long ago feverishly licking his shoe again and again and again on a train.
“That is disgusting. That’s not nice. That’s not nice,” said Carmen Heredia of the Upper East Side.
“That, that, that is gross. Yeah, that is,” Arrow said.
There have been fights, too, like the one over a container of spaghetti, which featured a woman across the aisle adding in her 2 cents. One word led to another, and before long there was a push, and then an all-out scuffle.
“Something should be done. We should have more protection on the subways, definitely,” Will Morell of Williamsburg said.
But not everyone thinks these subway stories are funny or harmless. How about the recent case of a woman standing up against a subway flasher?
Remember Nicola Briggs, who famously refused to be a victim when a subway rider exposed himself in front of her. She got angry, and even, by reporting the man to police.
“I’m escorting you to the police station. Oh yes, oh (expletive) yes!” Briggs said.
It’s that kind of reaction that may be what puts a stop to the madness, and gets our subway trains back on track.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has rules against subway riders creating a nuisance, annoyance or breaching the peace. Fines could range from $25 to $100.
Video: Pole Dance Flash Mob Breaks Out On L Train
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