When a Warner's Bay mum took her two young children to Sydney to see the Lion King, she didn't expect they would be in the audience of an abhorrent racial attack.
Jade Marr was with her kids Kendall, 10, and Jackson, 7 on the 4:15pm train from Central to Newcastle on Wednesday when a woman let loose with a torrent of racial abuse against an innocent Asian woman.
The 55-year-old woman, known as 'Sue Wilkins', mocked the language and facial features of the passenger, and screamed abuse at Ms Marr's children.
"She walked straight on the train, looked at my mum and said ‘get your f***ing bogan children off the seat’," Ms Marr told Fairfax.
"Then she said ‘there are people here that need to sit down, I want to sit down’.
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"It’s like you were watching it, but it wasn’t real. It was unbelievable to think somebody would say those things and act like that."
Ms Marr said Wilkins then started screaming "screaming the f-word in my son’s face 10 times."
"She said ‘you need to learn this word kid’."
The children "terrified" when Wilkins' told them she'd call the police if they didn't move from their seat, Ms Marr said.
"I wasn’t going to make them move... I really didn’t want them to see someone doing the wrong thing get their way."
After her scene inside the carriage, police first spoke to Ms Wilkins when she got off at Strathfield in Sydney's west.
She was later arrested at Wyong station on the Central Coast, and was issued a summons for offensive language and later charged by police.
After video of the attack went viral, Wilkins told media she just had a "brain snap" and couldn't stop.
"I was just getting all this anger out at anybody that would be near me, anybody at all," Ms Wilkins said on Thursday.
"No one deserves to be spoken to like that..."
If found guilty of offensive behaviour, she faces a $500 fine.