NEW YORK (AP) — New York police arrested a man after a video surfaced online showing him trying to abduct a woman on the subway.
Sonny Alloway, 48, was charged with unlawful imprisonment for allegedly grabbing a young woman and carrying her off a 6 train in the Bronx on Sunday, the New York Police Department said.
A video posted on social media showed Alloway dressed in bright red from head-to-toe, talking to the victim before he attempted to carry her off the train at the Morrison Avenue-Soundview station.
The woman was sleeping on the train next to another man when the train comes to a stops and Alloway picks her up and pulls her onto the platform.
The victim quickly gets away and runs back onto the train. The clip ends with Alloway walking away.
A second video posted on social media shows Alloway being repeatedly punched and kicked on a sidewalk by a group of men on Monday afternoon who seemed to have recognized him from the initial video.
The suspect took refuge at a nearby corner store where someone inside reported him to authorities. He was apprehended by police shortly after. Authorities have not yet identified the victim in the video and the Bronx district attorney is deferring prosecution until they can speak to her.
It's unclear whether Alloway has a lawyer to speak on his behalf.