Another member of the ‘Green Goblin’ gang accused of assaulting and robbing a couple of teenage subway passengers has turned himself in to police – only to be released under surveillance.
Dariana Peguero, 26, was the fourth woman to turn herself in for the attack that took place in the middle of a crowded Times Square platform on Oct. 2.
She was slapped with theft charges before being released, NYPD Detective James Essig confirmed.
Three other ‘goblins’ – Emily Soto, 34, Mariam Issouf and Ciante Alston, 26 – turned themselves in last week and were beaten on the same charges before being released.
Peguero has nine previous arrests to her name, Alston has been arrested twice before and Soto twice.
The four were part of a large gang of rowdy women wearing bright green spandex bodysuits who were filmed assaulting and robbing two 19-year-old girls in an unprovoked cloud of dust pouring from a subway car onto the platform.
They were the only ones in the group wanted for theft, but police are looking for other members of the gang to determine their involvement, Essig said.
Dariana Peguero, 26, was the fourth woman to turn herself in for the October 2 attack in the middle of a busy subway station in Times Square.
Three other goblins – Ciante Alston, 26, (left) Mariam Issouf, 26, (center) and Emily Soto, 34, (right) – turned themselves in last week and were charged with theft before they were also released
All four suspects are residents of the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City, according to Essig.
Issouf was the first to be identified and the first to turn herself in, and after appearing in court last week, her lawyer insisted she was innocent.
“She didn’t do anything wrong,” he said as he left the court with his client, the New York Post reported.
“She didn’t attack any of the victims and videotaped, ‘I don’t want to be part of this, let’s go.’
Russo suggested that Issouf was actually “trying to help the victim” and said she had no criminal record.
The four were part of a large gang of rowdy women dressed in bright green spandex bodysuits that were filmed assaulting and robbing two 19-year-old girls in an unprovoked cloud of dust that fell from a subway train onto the platform.
The women in green had been in Times Square before the collision to film a TikTok video, police said
The attack took place around 2 a.m. at Times Square station.
The teenage victims were waiting on the subway platform when the gang of women dressed in neon green came running down the station stairs.
The women had been in Times Square before the collision to film a TikTok video, police said.
The teens backed off and chose to get on another subway because the group was “loud and obnoxious,” according to one of the girls’ mothers, but the women got into their carriage.
“One of the girls bumped into the other,” Essig said. “It just escalated onto the train and got out of hand. As the fighting escalated, one of [the suspects] ripped off the wallet containing the victim’s ID.’
“No words were exchanged beforehand,” said the mother of one of the victims. “In police footage I’ve seen, you could see my daughter and her friend standing on the platform talking and laughing. They bumped my daughter and her friend, as if they were heavily armed.’
“My daughter’s words were, they hastened. I asked, ‘Why? Did you say something?’ She said, “I wish I did because then there would be a reason for what happened to me,” she told the outlet.
Issouf was the first to be identified and the first to turn herself in, and after appearing in court last week, her lawyer insisted she was innocent
Issouf’s lawyer insisted she was innocent and even intervened to help the victims
The violent and unprovoked altercation, posted to Reddit, showed the two teens were repeatedly kicked, beaten and thrown around the train car while onlookers filmed the incident, but did not intervene or attempt to help.
“They’re filming instead of calling 911. It’s so disturbing to me as my mother that this is the world we live in.”
‘My daughter is literally beaten up while all those bystanders were just standing there. Perhaps the police would have arrived sooner if someone had called 911,” the mother said.
The crew took credit cards, a phone and a wallet from the girls before leaving the scene.
‘Luckily my daughter is here. It could have been so much worse. These people belong in cages,’ she said. ‘Animals belong behind bars. Make an example of it.’
Both young women were treated in hospital for their injuries, including concussions, bite marks, bruises on one of the girl’s stomach and legs, and bruises to the face.
One of the victims was home from Florida, where she studies, for a weekend to celebrate her birthday.