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NYPD investigating actors who admitted to staging prank on subway with crickets

NEW YORK— A woman who caused chaos aboard a subway train by releasing a container of crickets and worms says it was all a prank.

Zaida Pugh has made comments that the video shows the plight of the homeless.

The NYPD says it's still looking into the disturbance. They would not comment on possible charges.

Pugh, according to reports, staged the mess and the attack. Other posts on her Facebook account show videos that prank the media.

Startled passengers had crickets on their arms and worms wriggled on the floor.

Someone pulled the emergency brake, halting the train for 30 minutes. Pugh says that wasn't planned.

A edited video posted on her Facebook page shows her urinating on the floor as passengers ran to the other side of the car.

About a half hour later, the train pulled into the DeKalb Avenue station where cops were waiting on the platform and took her into custody. She was later released.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.