Police Say The Cricket Train Woman Who “Pranked” Commuters Will Likely Be Charged

The self-styled actress has since apologized for creating chaos in a crowded New York city train after she released bugs for a viral prank.



Pugh shared the now-viral video on her Facebook page, showing panicked commuters trapped on a train on the Manhattan Bridge for nearly 30 minutes. The train stopped after someone pulled the emergency brake when Pugh got other pranksters to flip her box of bugs in the air. She also urinated on herself.

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Pugh, who said she has been doing online pranks for several years, apologized for the incident. “I'm sorry about the situation,” she told Gothamist.

“It was also to show how people are so fixated on recording stuff, instead of helping other people. Even before I posted the video, people had their own videos up,” she said.

Pugh originally intended to release hissing cockroaches in the train, she told the New York Daily News.

Responding to the prospect of facing charges, Pugh told Gothamist, “I guess whatever happens happens. I can't get mad if they do charge me.”

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