A woman was dragged onto subway tracks in Philadelphia's Chinatown area earlier this week, ABC News reports Jan. 18. Police arrested 36-year-old William Clark for the aggravated assault of Alexis Wilson.
Surveillance video recorded the horrific incident in which Clark and Wilson were seen interacting briefly. He asked her for a lighter and a few seconds after she handed it to him, he grabbed her by the neck and began viciously beating her on the subway platform. The man proceeded to grab her ankles -- dragging her to the subway tracks before throwing her off the platform. He calmly walked back to the train station bench -- taking her cell phone as she struggled below.
Fortunately, the woman was able to make her way back to the platform without any oncoming trains charging her direction -- or falling unconscious.
When police arrested Clark Thursday afternoon, he wore the same coat he had on during the attack that read "Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resorts." He also was still in possession of Wilson's cell phone.
A number of violent attacks involving innocent people thrown onto subway tracks have made headlines. It's a disturbing trend making news more often than anyone would care to see.