Bus Driver Attacked By Man As He Was Driving

Published May 20, 2008

Posted May 19, 2008 – Investigators in Milwaukee, Wis., have released a surveillance video in hopes of catching a man who jumped on a city bus and just started pounding away on the driver with his fists.

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In the video, authorities says the suspect can be heard yelling that he's going to stab the driver, then he runs to the back of the bus and quickly returns to pound on the driver some more – all happening while the bus was hitting speeds of more than 30 mph.

The sheriff's department told WISN-TV that the driver, who only wants to be identified as Earl, kept his cool while trying to hold off the attacker and keep eight other passengers who were on board safe.  At one point the bus swerved into a lane of oncoming traffic.

"The suspect literally grabbed on to the steering wheel and used his foot to push down on the accelerator," Sheriff David Clarke said at a news conference.

Earl eventually crashed into a tree and the attacker got off the bus and ran.

Earl suffered minor injuries.

Authorities believe the culprit is between 17 and 20 years old and attacked the driver because he thought the driver had wronged him in the past. But Earl says he does not know the man.


CLICK HERE to see what the driver had to say.

Written by BET-Staff

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