Numerous people witnessed the event. She ended up rescuing a swan with lead poisoning, taking it to a wildlife clinic by foot, car and subway with the help of both friends and strangers.
She approached Wman and saw it was unable to walk or fly. It could take three weeks or up to two months before Bae returns to the refuge, Cordova-Rojas said.
Reyes allegedly followed her and then attacked her on the subway platform, bringing her to the ground. The video showed Reyes on top of the unidentified woman thrusting his body on her, and police said he punched the woman and threw her to the floor.
She got to the Queens wildlife refuge on Nov. Most Popular. Police said that the video, as well as three other tips, were "very instrumental in apprehending our individual.
She has made a friend of another swan at the clinic and is gaining strength and mobility. The video of Reyes went viral on Saturday, as police asked for any tips that would help identify Reyes and lead to his arrest. She wrapped the pound bird, which she says is named Bae, in her jacket and carried it a mile to the refuge entrance, the newspaper reported.
Jose Reyes, 31, was arrested Sunday afternoon in East Harlem, police said, after attacking a year-old woman who had exited the train at 11 a. Cordova-Rojas told the Associated Press the swan was being treated for lead poisoning and with antifungals and antibacterial medications.
The couple persuaded yet another friend with a car to help get Cardova-Rojas, her bike skbway the swan to a subway station. Photos show the swan nestled in an orange jacket on a seat in a train car.
Calls to various animal rescue services and the ranger stations yielded no immediate assistance. Cordova-Rojas is trained in identifying and rescuing wildlife, the New York Times reported, having worked at the Wild Bird Fund clinic in Manhattan for five years.
Then a couple with a car agreed to drive the swan and Cordova-Rojas to a nearby subway station.