Riding the subway in New York City can often be entertaining and terrifying. Recently, it turned into terror as a transgender woman threatened passengers with a knife. The abusive rider was decked out in designer clothes as she waved a knife in a rider’s face and threatened violence and said that she would get away with it. Police have now arrested Merci Chrisette, 28, on charges of assault, criminal possession of a weapon, and reckless endangerment over the incident. During the abusive and frightening encounter, Chrisette waved a knife in the face of 2 passengers and when she noticed people filming the altercation, she told them, “Hi, I’m used to cameras. Get my good side” and began to pose for the camera in her designer clothes. Chrisette cut the faces of two riders and stated, “I like messing with people like you because I know you won’t do a thing about it.”
After terrorizing the packed train, Chrisette then fled before police arrived at the scene. She later turned herself in to police after posting the following on Facebook.