Woman arrested after video prank on New York City subway

NEW YORK CITY (WPVI) -- Hundreds of live crickets and worms were released on a crowded New York City subway.

And now the woman accused of letting them loose is facing a long list of charges.

Police arrested 21-year-old Zaida Pugh on Tuesday.

She is accused of tossing the bugs last Wednesday as part of a video prank.

The stunt caused panic as riders scrambled to avoid the crickets and worms.

Pugh says she wanted to draw attention to the plight of the homeless.
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