~ NYC subway
~ Japanese American 54 year old woman
Atsuko Obando, 54, was on her way to work as a nurse and had just gotten off of a 1 subway train at the 116th Street-Columbia University station around 6:30 p.m. Sunday when the suspect slammed into her from behind with his bicycle.
The 54-year-old said as much as her back hurt, the attacker’s dismissive attitude was just as painful. “I sensed his entitlement, as if he had some kind of divine right to hurt another human being,” Obando said. Obando was able to walk to the emergency room, but she has been unable to work since.