In these rapetastic times, it’s good to be reminded there are good Samaritans who have your back. No, not in an ass-slapping way, Ben Affleck (see Good Samaritans Save Woman from Purse Snatcher and Good Samaritan Saves Cop Under Attack). These fine people saw a drunken bastard attack a woman in front of her kids. Instead of just filming it for likes on Facebook, the by-standards stepped up. By jollystomping him until the police arrived.
One guy even threw in a few kicks after the police got there, because f*** this guy.
Ana Yates 29, was traveling with daughters Bryanna and Irene, ages 8 and 1, and son Evan, 4, when a man police sources identified as Ramel Jefferson went berserk on the train.
With her terror-stricken children watching in horror, Jefferson launched a violent attack on Yates, menacing her with a bottle, punching her in the face and grabbing her by the hair to drag her. Jefferson also shoved her into a pole and bench.
Based on this, and the video above, Ramel here deserved a swift kick in the face. Or perhaps the groin. Though that may have caused more brain damage to his already debilitated noggin.
When the train pulled into the Hunts Point Ave. station, shocked commuters on the platform saw Jefferson hitting Yates. Several good Samaritans pulled the crazed drunk away from the mom and threw him to the ground, kicking and punching him until police responded.
“I’m really grateful to those people,” Bostick said. “I’m glad for what they did.” Cell phone video posted online by a passenger shows an intoxicated Jefferson, 58, struggling with police.
See, chivalry isn’t dead. Or, maybe the bystanders were just in the mood to beat the bejesus out of someone, and this drunk presented a perfect opportunity. Let’s not get too mired in detail.
Let’s hope after this, Ramel needs to either update his driver’s license photo, or see a talented plastic surgeon. Who’ll graft foreskin to his face. Gotta get the anatomy in the right place.
We salute you, vigilante subway passengers.