Citizen Journalism 101: always switch to “silent mode” when secretly taking photos with your smartphone - especially in a crowded subway train.
It was a lesson learned the hard way for a 34-year-old Wuhan resident on Thursday, who was only identified by her last name, Ye.
After failed attempts to stop a fellow passenger on a subway train illegally eating her “hot and dry” noodles - a popular local snack - in a rush-hour car, Ye said she took out her mobile phone and snapped a picture of the young woman, according to her Weibo account.
The woman, realising she was being photographed, exploded with anger.
“She stormed in front of me and slammed her bowl of noodles on my head,” Ye wrote, “then she tried to grab my phone to delete the photo.”
Passengers who witnessed the attack came to Ye’s rescue. At this point, the young woman quickly escaped the car.
Ye, apparently shaken by the assault, called police.
While the police search failed to locate the attacker, Ye posted her photo on Weibo, where she shared her experience with China’s millions of netizens.
The post soon went viral.
I think we can now label all trains in cities as "assault trains" and the government should step in by starting new legislation on a "train control"
act. I wouldn't doubt it if Mayor Bloomberg (or Banberg) has already brought the issue to the table in New York City.
Everyone keeps saying we need trains in Detroit. Maybe they would be more dangerous than the buses we already have.
And, let's remember that during WWII, the Nazis used trains to transport masses of people to concentration camps. Clearly, trains are WMDs!