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The assailant

At the end of last month, a woman described as a “very large lady” was using the abductor machine at the Harlem NYSC when she was suddenly flung across the room.

The abductor machine is the one which gives you resistance as you open your legs, giving your outer thighs a workout. My guess is that she somehow locked the machine in the open position, and that when she tried to get off, the lock popped open and the legs swung shut. (For the machine to have flung such a large person so far, she must have loaded up a tremendous amount of weight.)