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Woman randomly slapped on NYC practice, recounts assault in viral TikTok


A younger girl says she was randomly slapped on a Manhattan practice final week — and the harrowing assault led her to the conclusion: “F–ok New York,” she mentioned in a now-viral TikTok video. 

Native New Yorker Vesly Beato, 22, was together with her 15-year-old cousin on a northbound 1 practice heading dwelling to Inwood Friday afternoon when a stranger hit her because the practice pulled into the West 66th Street – Lincoln Center station, she told WABC

“This man slaps the sh-t out of me and runs off the rattling practice,” Beato said in a TikTok she posted Sunday — that has since racked up 1.4 million views.

“Mind you, we didn’t make eye contact not as soon as. He couldn’t see my face as a result of I had a masks and glasses…. He couldn’t see me. I used to be wanting down.”

Vesly Beato, 22, was slapped in an unprovoked assault onboard a northbound 1 practice on the West 66th Street – Lincoln Center station Friday afternoon.
Vesly Beato

“I keep in mind listening to the slap, wanting up, seeing all people taking a look at me and my cousin crying and being confused as to what the f–ok is occurring,” she mentioned. “I didn’t even really feel the slap. That’s how in shock I used to be. And all I keep in mind was folks saying, ‘she’s bleeding.’”

“I used to be so f–king embarrassed, bro I begin[ed] crying. I’m like, did he actually simply hit me? Was it me that he hit?….I’m like, Did I do something to deserve this s–t, yo? Like, what the f–ok did I do to him?”

Beato spoke out about the attack in a viral TikTok.

Beato spoke out concerning the assault in a viral TikTok.
TikTok/Vesly Beato

She mentioned she was hospitalized after the assault. 

I’m simply glad that that is all [the attacker] left on my face,” she mentioned within the video. “Because you hear so many tales about folks getting shot, folks getting killed.”

She mentioned the assault modified her opinion on the town. 

“The worst half is there’s nothing I might have finished to assist the state of affairs,” she mentioned within the viral clip. “If I’d have been wanting up, he would have smacked me….If I had pepper spray, I wouldn’t have time to pepper spray him. If I had a knife, I wouldn’t have had time to cease him.

“There was nothing I might have finished to repair this case,” she continued. “I suppose the ethical right here is, f–ok New York.

“I used to adore it right here, however it’s not the identical.”

Beato was hospitalized after the Friday afternoon assault.
Beato was hospitalized after the Friday afternoon assault.
Vesly Beato

It’s unclear whether or not Beato’s attacker was homeless, however she mentioned she remembered his soiled footwear. 

The NYPD didn’t have any info on the incident Wednesday morning.

The native New Yorker said she used to love the Big Apple, but the unprovoked subway attack changed her perspective.
The native New Yorker mentioned she used to like the Big Apple, however the unprovoked subway assault modified her perspective.
ABC7 New York

The incident got here weeks after a similar attack on the Upper East Side. 

An 80-year-old girl was on a southbound No. 6 practice on the 68th Street-Hunter College station round 4:30 p.m. August 6 when a male stranger hit her a number of occasions on her head, again and shoulder with out saying a phrase, authorities mentioned. 

So far this 12 months, 1,488 crimes have been reported throughout the metropolis’s transit system – up from the 998 reported throughout that interval in 2021, according to NYPD figures final up to date Sunday. 

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