Transit riders outraged over woman's refusal to move handbag

A woman refusing to take her handbag off a seat on a crowded train has sparked outrage among fellow New Jersey Transit riders.

The unidentified woman was captured on video refusing to move her bag on a Trenton-bound line Wednesday after a conductor and other passengers asked her to.

The woman could be heard calling another passenger "disgusting" and saying she didn't want anyone sitting next to her.

NJ Transit says it removed the passenger from the southbound train to further discuss the situation with her, but the woman refused to cooperate with police and left on her own.

In a statement, NJ Transit added, "We encourage customers to make every seat available by placing bags on their laps or on overhead luggage racks and complying with the direction of train crews."

Thaedra Frangos, who recorded the confrontation, praised NJ Transit's handling of the situation.

Frangos says people were irritated with the woman's "inability to act like a normal person."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.