A man filmed appearing to try and abduct a woman off a New York City subway has claimed she asked him to help her get away from an abusive boyfriend.
Sonny Alloway was arrested after he was captured on a mobile phone carrying the teenager off the 6 train in the Bronx at around 2.45am on Monday morning.
The 48-year-old now says he wants to set up a boxing match with those who attacked him in the street when the video went viral, even offering $5,000 if anyone can knock him out.
Alloway claimed in a separate video that emerged yesterday he was only carrying the girl because she told him a man she was with was going to attack her and had been 'holding her hostage'.
In the clip he said: 'The chick was like ''yo, help me, help me''. I was like ''yo, what happened?'' She was like ''this dude's holding me hostage''. I was like, ''who this dude right here?''.
Thee father-of-five continued to say that he encouraged her to get off the train, but she claimed the man she was with was going to attack her.
Sonny Alloway, dressed in red, was filmed appearing to try to wake the woman as she slept on the train. Once it arrived at the station, he grabbed her and carried her off onto the platform
Alloway said in a new video he only carried the girl off because she wanted to get away from her abusive boyfriend who was 'holding her hostage'
Alloway said he told her at the next stop he was going to carry her off, but she then started to scream help when he picked her up.
'She was like, ''nah, he's going to beat me up''. I was like ''so at Morrison [station] I'll scoop you off''. So then when I scooped her off she was like ''help, help''.
Alloway claimed: 'You see on the video I sat there. So then I left. So then the dudes on the block was like, ''yo, why you trying to rape that chick?'''
He explained he was jumped in the street and then taken to the precinct but claimed he was cleared and is now free.
Alloway was arrested for unlawful imprisonment and later released when Bronx district attorneys deferred prosecution to allow for more time to investigate the case.
'Then they tried to jump me or whatever. They took me to the precinct they [the police] cleared my name and now I'm free', Alloway added.
In the viral video, Alloway was filmed by a bystander first trying to talk