Shark subway : Dead shark found on New York City subway. In what looks like a teaser for a sequel to Sharknado — or at least a Shark Week marketing stunt — a dead shark was found on a New York City subway train early Wednesday morning.
A passenger who was in the same car as the shark told Gothamist that the “stench” signaled to her that something “fishy” was going on. Photos obtained by the New York City news website also show a passenger posing with the creature. Another shows the dead animal with a cigarette in its mouth and flanked by a Metro Card and a can of Red Bull (there are already Twitter parodies). NYU student Brandon Sanchez, 20, uploaded a photo to Instagram of the shark under a row of seats:
On Thursday, Gothamist.com said it got an email from a New Yorker who received text-messaged photos at work earlier Tuesday of his young daughter at Coney Island beach — holding what appeared to be the same shark.
It had apparently washed up on the sun-kissed beach, where it quickly became a prop for souvenir snaps.
“My neighbor, who took the photo, texted me to say how ‘boss’ my daughter was by holding the shark while the boys in the group were afraid to even get close,” said the man, identified only as Domenick.
“Our neighbor and my kids took some pictures with it and then a guy took the shark with him,” he told the blog.
The neighbor, Alicia Vicino, told Gothamist.com that she was convinced it was the same shark — not least because she knew the Queens-bound N train begins its journey at Coney Island.
“We were cracking up when we saw it on the news. We said, ‘That’s our shark!’,” Vicino said.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which runs the New York subway system, said it threw the shark away in the garbage after the train reached its final destination of Astoria, home of New York’s seafood-loving Greek community.