It’s getting pretty dangerous on the public transit system these days. Bus drivers are having some “postal” issues and going berzerko on their riders.
Of course the Cleveland bus driver, Artis Hughes, is known all over the world by now for the infamous upper cut he gave one of his riders and, as we reported in the EUR last week, lost his job. But obviously, the bus drivers have just simply had enough and Hughes’ termination didn’t affect the rest of the country’s drivers as yet another driver goes after a rider that was allegedly acting up on her bus.
The bus driver said that she asked the teenage girl to turn down her music and she didn’t. They got into a squabble that led to the bus driver stopping the bus and walking to where the girl was to address the problem. But one thing led to another and they were locked in a brawl for it all in seconds.
Unlike the Cleveland bus driver, the Baltimore bus driver never hit the girl, but appeared to be trying to restrain her and get her under control…but ineffectively, as they fell on passengers and swung each other around for more than a minute.
But like the Cleveland bus driver, she has been suspended pending a review and investigation into Monday’s altercation on her bus. In response to another passenger that said she was “dead wrong” and demanded she get off the girl and something else unintelligible, the bus driver responded:
“It wasn’t about that. It was about being disrespectful.”