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VIDEO: Straphanger In 8-Ball Jacket Slaps Woman, Prompting Subway Brawl

By  Trevor Kapp and Sybile Penhirin | November 10, 2014 5:16pm 

Wild Fracas Ensues After Straphanger Slaps Woman
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WEST VILLAGE — Not even the Magic 8 Ball could've predicted this.

Four people were charged following a wild brawl on Saturday morning aboard a Queens-bound F train that broke out after a straphanger sporting an 8-ball jacket smacked a woman who'd been insulting him, police said.

Danay Howard, 21, began taunting Jorge Pena, 25, over his jacket and fur hat just before 5 a.m. Saturday at the West 4th Street station, according to the NYPD and a YouTube video.

“You got a dumb-a-- 8-ball jacket that came out in 1990,” she said on the recording.

Howard then went berserk on a rider filming the confrontation and knocked the camera out of his hand.

Howard, who can be seen holding a pair of white high-heel boots in the video, then continued talking trash to Pena and ultimately took a swing at him striking him with her stiletto boots, according to the criminal complaint and the video.

That’s when Pena cold-cocked her in the face with his right hand, according to the video, and a massive brouhaha amongst riders ensued.

Howard, of Harlem, was charged with second-degree assault, a felony. Pena suffered cuts, bleeding and substantial pain after Howard hit him in the head with her stiletto boot, prosecutors charge.

Pena, of Washington Heights, was charged with a misdemeanor count of third-degree assault, according to the criminal complaint.

During the brawl, Pena can be seen hitting a man in the face several times, which cut his left eyebrow and caused bleeding and swelling according to the criminal complaint which did not specify the victim's name.

He was held on a $1,000 bond on Monday, public records show.

Two others passengers who took part in the subway fight were also charged, criminal complaints show. Shanique Campbell, 20, was charged with second-degree assault, a felony.

"I f--ked up I hit him," Campbell admitted in court papers, adding she struck a passenger with her clutch handbag.

Kevin Gil, 21, was charged with a misdemeanor count of third-degree assault.