Los Angeles city bus driver violently attacked by woman over fare dispute

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024
Woman violently attacks LADOT bus driver over fare dispute
The bus driver fought off the attack, kicking the woman and repeatedly screaming "Get off me!" before police arrived.

SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Eyewitness video shows a woman violently attacking a Los Angeles city bus driver after a dispute over fare to ride.

The incident happened around 12:40 p.m. Sunday in the area of Central Avenue and Jefferson Boulevard, according to LAPD. Officers took the woman into custody afterward.

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation said the suspect wanted to board Dash, which is a fare free service. When the suspect offered to pay a dollar to the driver, the driver declined the money. The woman then became irate.

Video shows the woman violently grabbing, pulling and punching the bus driver - who resisted, kicking her several times and trying to get her off the bus while repeatedly shouting "Get off me!" Video also shows the woman later laying on the ground as officers take her into custody.

The bus driver was treated on the scene and released without hospitalization.

The woman was taken into custody on a battery investigation.