The woman, who only gave her first name “Amanda,” told CBS New York (video below), “I said, ‘You guys should be more respectful for your age. There’s a bunch of children on the train right here, and that’s unacceptable.'”
The group of 14- and 15-year-old girls stuck their fingers in her face and said, “Who the F— are you?” Amanda told DNAInfo New York.
Amanda claimed they tried to get her to fight them, but she replied, “You guys are like 12 years old, I’m not going to fight you,” which caused other passengers to laugh.
However, Amanda admitted that she cursed back at the girls.
When her subway train came to a stop, she started to get off the train when one of the girls allegedly shoved her. Amanda says that she shoved the girl back.
“They pushed me out of the train at my stop,” Amanda told CBS New York. “They shoved me.”
Amanda said the girls began kicking her: “My hearing, my vision went out. I couldn’t move. And they were relentless. Like they were just like trying, if they had had time, I really believe that they would’ve killed me.”
Fortunately, a man who was on the same subway train pulled the girls off Amanda. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority police arrested an unidentified 14-year-old girl who was later charged with assault and disorderly conduct.
“I have two bruises on my knees, I have head trauma and a concussion, and I have to take it easy for a few months,” stated Amanda.
“I’m very proud of her. I taught her well,” Amanda’s mother added. “But I feel bad that she got hurt in the process. Sometimes you have to pick your battles.”
“I think it’s a new generation now, where kids are out of control and do what they want,” Amanda told DNAInfo New York.