Three teenagers are seen in a shocking video harassing a tourist family from Asia, including Sue Young, 51. At the time of the incident, Young and her family were traveling on a subway train in New York City.
Who is Sue Young?
Sue Young was a 51-year-old woman who was harassed in a subway in Nevada.
Three laughing and pointing teenagers approached Sue Young, and her family as they were in the Big Apple on vacation from Nevada. They were taking the F train at the West 4th Street station when the incident took place on Thursday night at about 8 o’clock.
When the bullies approached the family, Young first tried to play along, but soon realized the group was up to no good. She told CBS New York that it was ‘insult after insult after insult’. When Young’s husband implored them to stop, one of the suspects grabbed her by the hair and pulled her to the ground, where she was repeatedly hit in the head before the suspects escaped.
Joanna Lin, a passenger who witnessed the interaction, grabbed her phone and began recording the outrage. Lin claimed to have taken out her phone to record the incident because she knew it was going to get bad. “One of them saw me and tried to block the view,” Lin said.
Young and one of the suspects were seen pointing at one another while they were seated across from one another on the train. A man approached and made an attempt to step in. The man was being yelled at by one of the suspects as another made a move toward Lin, causing Lin to stop recording.
The girls are only a few inches away from the family riding the train when Lin once more began to record. Lin claimed she reported the event to 911 at that time. Then, a teenager with dreadlocks dashes back toward Lin, compelling her to stop recording. Lin said she was struck during the part.
Police have released a photo of one of the teenagers seen in the video and are searching for those responsible. Anyone with information is urged to contact the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish-speaking callers. On Twitter, you can DM @NYPDTips with your tip or submit one through their website. All conversations will be kept private.