I used to be a regular MARTA rider in my attempts to curb my commuting impact (I walk to work most days now) and we once did a campaign for MARTA so this article naturally caught my eye…
Police in Atlantaâ€™s public transportation have issued a warrant for the arrest of a young woman known as â€œSoulja Girlâ€ after she was seen violently rebuking an elderly woman on a subway line.
The woman was seen screaming on the train at the elderly woman while reciting lyrics to the rapper Soulja Boy. The woman is seen on a widely-viewed video screaming, â€œYaaa, n***a, yaaaâ€ and â€œIâ€™ma beat youâ€™re a** on this train.â€
She also called the senior citizen a hoe and a b***h and threatened to kill her.
Wanda Y. Dunham, the chief of police for Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), issued a statement requesting help in arresting the female.
Video (audio may not be suitable for all work places) and More after the cut
A MARTA representative that the person in the video is indeed the same person sought by police.
â€œMARTA police were notified about this video last Friday and launched an immediate and aggressive investigation into the incident,â€ said Dunham said in a statement. â€œThe tipster also indicated the suspect has been known to ride Bus Route 22. MARTA police were able to positively identify the individual allegedly involved in this incident and have secured a warrant for her arrest.â€
The sensational event occurred at the East Lake Station, which is where the suspect exited the train after the female berated the elderly patron.
One of the men objecting to her actions on the train yanked at Soulja Girlâ€™s weave after she accused him of raping her. Shortly thereafter, the aggressive female exited the train. Dunham attempted to quell any concerns for public safety.
â€œWe want to assure the public that this is an extremely isolated incident and that customer safety and security are our highest priorities,â€ the MARTA Chief of Police said. â€œWe regret that any customer had to endure such harassment while using our system. I also wish the many citizens who witnessed this incident would have contacted the MARTA police so that we could have responded to this situation immediately. We are asking that anyone who witnessed this incident please come forward to provide additional first hand information, which may lead to additional charges against the suspect.â€
MARTA police urge customers and witnesses to help by calling the MARTA Police Detectives at (404) 848-491.
Once again, audio of this video may not be suitable for all work places…
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