Bus passenger caught on camera attacking driver in West Park

WEST PARK, FLA. (WSVN) - The Broward Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in identifying a man who was caught on camera assaulting a bus driver in West Park.

The incident occurred at the bus stop on State Road 7 and Southwest 23rd Street, at around 11 a.m., Aug. 21.

“On Friday, Aug. 21, Broward Sheriff’s Office responded to a call in reference to a male subject, a bus driver that was assaulted on a Broward County Transit bus,” BSO spokesperson Gerdy St. Louis said.

Surveillance footage showed the passenger storming through the plastic partition up to the front of the Broward County Transit bus and getting angry at the driver as he was making the stop.

“From our understanding, the altercation was in reference to a stop. The male subject wanted to get off the bus at a particular location, and the bus driver couldn’t stop at that location at that time,” St. Louis said.

He attempted to get off the bus and then jumped back on and punched the driver in the face.

“You also see in the video that the driver does exit the bus. They have some exchange of words, and then the male subject takes off leaving. He’s wearing all black, he’s approximately 150 pounds. We believe he’s in his early 20s. We also actually did a BOLO, and they did check the area trying to find this subject, but they could not locate him. The driver was actually also transported to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries, and he was later released,” St. Louis said.

If you recognize the passenger, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.

 

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