Sonny Alloway Bio
Sonny Alloway, 48, allegedly hauled a young woman off a No. 6 train at the Morrison Ave.-Soundview/Westchester Ave. station about 2:30 a.m. Monday, cops said.
Sonny Alloway Video Footage
A cellphone video taken by a fellow straphanger shows Alloway trying to chat up the young woman as she sat next to her sleeping companion. Horrifying footage has emerged of an attempted abduction that took place on a New York City subway train in the Bronx.
Just another day in Bill de Blasio’s NYC.
Guy Attempts To Kidnap Young Girl On The Train In The Bronx. pic.twitter.com/CMXdGffaWc
— Joel Fischer (@JFNYC1) December 30, 2019
He was filmed by a bystander first trying to talk to the unidentified woman as she slept with her face covered, then grabbing her and running off the train with her when it was at a stop at the Morrison Avenue-Soundview station.
Once on the platform, Alloway appeared to lose his nerve. He let go of the woman and she wrangled free, running back on to the train with the help of another passenger.
In the video, the woman – whose age and name have not been revealed – appeared to be trying to sleep when he first starting speaking to her.
It is unclear if she is homeless. She was sitting on the subway with a scarf covering her face, trying to ignore him, as he spoke to her.
n one sudden motion once the train had stopped, Alloway sprang from his seat, picked her up and carried her slight frame off the train.
She kicked and struggled against him.
Once on the platform, he let her go and sat on a bench as if nothing had happened, before making his way out of the station.
A second video believed to be recorded hours after the abduction shows Alloway, wearing a different jacket, getting a dose of street justice.
— Tommy (@THOMAS_RE89) December 30, 2019
Sonny Alloway Arrested
Sonny Alloway, 48, was arrested after the incident on a 6 train at 2:45 a.m. Monday. Alloway was arrested for unlawful imprisonment. Alloway sought shelter in a nearby deli after the beatdown. Someone inside called 911 and, when police arrived, they recognized him from the earlier video and arrested him for unlawful imprisonment, authorities said
Quick Facts You Need to Know
- Sonny Alloway tried to get the woman off the 6-train on Monday at 2.45 a.m.
- She had tried to sleep with her face covered when he fell
- He picked her up and then took her to Morrison Avenue-Soundview station
- She could free herself from his claws and get back on the train before he left
- Alloway was later arrested for illegal detention