NYC woman goes viral to lock herself into metropolis

A Bronx woman has gone viral on TikTok for her extreme advice on how to stay safe while riding the subway – by locking yourself to the nearest platform bar.

Wanda Vela shared the radical tip on Monday, posting a video showing her securing herself to a pole with a bike lock while she waited for a train to arrive.

“It’s bad out here. People want to push people into the trains – it’s not going to happen to me,” Vela roared.

She was then filmed putting the bike lock around the waist and platform bar before locking it with a key.

“I have my own chain. That’s what I do, I’m waiting for the train like this. I’m staying right here,” Vela said.

She insisted that she only unlock the bicycle chain when the train stops along the platform.

“That’s it. Then I’m going by train – boom,” Vela said as she unlocked the chain.

Wanda Vela went viral after a video in which she strapped to a pole while waiting for the subway in the Bronx was posted on TikTok.
Wanda Vela went viral after a video of her locking herself to a pole while waiting for the subway in the Bronx was posted on TikTok.
TikTok / @ wandavela2
The video comes after several strap hangers were pushed onto the tracks across the Big Apple last month amid a rise in subway crime.
The video comes after several strap hangers were pushed onto the tracks across the Big Apple last month amid a rise in subway crime.
TikTok / @ wandavela2

The video has already been viewed more than 2 million times on TikTok. It is unclear if Vela is on the tongue, but many New Yorkers found the unorthodox security advice related.

“I know some people take this as a joke … but if you take the train, it’s a REAL fear,” one viewer commented on the clip.

»I hold on to the pole whenever the train comes. She does not exaggerate the dangers, ”replied another person.

Wanda Vela insisted that she only unlock the bicycle chain when the train stops along the platform.
Wanda Vela insisted that she only unlock the bicycle chain when the train stops along the platform.
TikTok / @ wandavela2

It comes after several straphangers were pushed onto the tracks across the Big Apple last month amid a rise in metro crime.

One of the most recent involved a robber who pushed a 36-year-old woman at Times Square 42nd Street station before Good Samaritans rushed in to rescue her.

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