'SNACKMAN', New Hero in NY Subway Is Revealed,Charles Sonder 24





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Published on Apr 14, 2012

Wielding his trusty bag of cheddar Pringles, a pack of gummi bears and a straight poker face, Gotham City has a new superhero, that man is Snackman.

Otherwise known as Charles Sonder, 24, the Brooklyn architect has shot to fame after his calm intervention in a violent argument between a man and a woman was posted onto the internet.

The Rhode Island native has even received 50 messages from interested women including marriages proposals.

The video shows an irate woman repeatedly kicking out at a cowering man until Sonder simply walks in between the pair silently eating his bag of Pringles.

Snacking away, Sonder's human barrier stops the pair from continuing their physical fight and as he creates a man sized demilitarised zone between them their argument fizzles out to strong insults shouted over the new hero.

Riding the subway to meet friends after being in a Lower East Side bar, six-foot, 200 pound Sonder had only picked up some bites to eat to keep him going.

'It's cool to be known for helping people on the subway,' said Sonder.

'I turned around and I saw these two kicking each other pretty viciously.

'I stepped over and tried to see if I could help.

'I just got caught up in the moment.'

And for Sonder, who is single, his new Snackman persona could lead to him grabbing a Mrs Snackman.

'Snack Man, will you marry me?' asked You Tube user Cinema Obsessed in a comment posted on the video.

However, Sonder says he needs no help from his superhero alter ego in getting the girls.

'I get enough girls without Snackman's help,' said Sonder.

'Who knows. Maybe someone will stand out of the crowd.'

While Sonder's peace-keeping techniques have inspired the city that never sleeps, the former Rhode Island state wrestling champion had never experienced a subway fight before although he had seen things 'get out of hand' in a sporting context.

'I thought if I got in the middle of them they would stop hitting each other and diffuse the situation,' explained the potato chip peacekeeper whose heroics have been viewed over one million times on the Internet.

'I guess it's cool to be thought of as some kind of superhero, but I just didn't want to see anyone get hurt.

'I didn't stop eating the chips during it so we had a laugh about that afterwards.

'Snackman probably isn't the ideal superhero name, but I guess you take what you can get.

'Watch out for snackman, I guess.'

But for DJ Eitan Noy, 25, the man who posted the video to You Tube, this was something that he knew he couldn't miss recording.

'This dude, at the last moment before the doors closed, stepped in,' said Noy about the man who was getting the subway beating.

The woman in on the train was extremely unhappy to see him and, 'Instantaneously, she jumps up and starts wailing on him,' explained Noy.

'Punching him in the face, kicking, cursing. Soon as she saw the dude, she started fighting him. Then he kicks back.'

As Sonder's strong and silent type antics paid dividends a woman who was sitting next to Noy on the train walks over, scolds the pair and orders the man off the train.


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