The Daily Grind Video

Charges have been dropped against the man who reportedly “smacked the soul out of a girl on the NY subway” early Saturday morning.

Jorge Pena, 25, was charged with misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct, but the charges were tossed out because he acted in self-defense, according to Pena’s attorney, Cary London.

“Thank God for smartphones,” London said. “Because the DA’s office was able to have all of the information in front of them at an early stage to show that our client did nothing wrong and acted in self-defense.”

In the viral video, Shanique Campbell and a group of friends harassed Pena on the F subway train on Saturday, ridiculing him regarding his clothes. Campbell and Pena can been seen on film arguing back and forth, before Pena slaps Campbell, sending the subway into an uproar. Though Pena has now been cleared, he intends to file charges against the woman.

Watch the original video here.