A Brooklyn man rattled by recent subway crime has started a service to safely escort straphangers home from the train.
Bushwick resident Peter Kerre, 40, began the “SafeWalks NYC” initiative following a recent slew of random attacks on women at the Morgan Ave L station.
At least 5 young women reported being attacked by a stranger in the station between Nov. 17 and Jan. 3.
An arrest in connection with the attacks was made after the neighborhood was plastered with pictures of a victim who was shoved against a station wall and punched in the face multiple times.
“When I saw a picture of one of the ladies who had been punched, when I saw her picture, I was so angry. I jumped on my bike and went to the subway, and I said you know what? If this person is still hanging around punching people let me just see,” Kerre told the Post Wednesday.
Kerre – who says he’s helped diffuse subway violence before – did not see any signs of trouble during the overnight hours, but he didn’t stop there.
The Kenyan native has a vast social media network thanks to his role in organizing Street Riders NYC, a bicycle activism group that rode en masse in solidarity with Black Lives Matters over the summer.