crimes and misdemeanors

Alleged Queens Subway Pusher Says She Was Off Her Meds, Namely Weed

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 23: A New York City Subway pulls up to a station on February 23, 2010 in New York City. Najibullah Zazi, a former airport shuttle driver, pleaded guilty Monday to plotting to blow up New York City subways. Zazi, who grew up in New York and lived in Colorado, pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit murder in a foreign country, conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction and to providing material support for a terrorist organization. Zazi, 25, faces a life prison sentence without parole at sentencing in June. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Photo: Spencer Platt/2010 Getty Images

The woman accused of pushing a man to his death under a 7 train in Queens last month told The New York Post in a jailhouse interview that she was having a rough day when she pushed Sunando Sen off the subway platform, but it wouldn’t have happened if she’d managed to smoke some weed . “If I smoked a blunt that day, I wouldn’t have pushed him,” she told the Post. She has some kind of a prescription she’s supposed to take, but it makes her shaky and she prefers pot, she said. That day, she didn’t have it, and she was in a bad mood. “I was homeless. I was hungry. I was fighting with my boyfriend. He came running up the stairs, and I just got up and pushed him.” Menendez also wanted to clarify her hatred of Muslims and Hindus, who she says she’s been “beating up … for a long time” because of the 9/11 terrorist attacks: “I’m not mad about the people [who died]. I’m mad because I liked the buildings.” With Menendez already deemed fit for trial, one does not envy this woman’s defense lawyer.

Alleged Queens Subway Pusher Blames Lack of Pot