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gblowfish 10-05-2012 08:36 AM

Ride the KC Metro: Sucker Punch the Bus Driver!
Get on, don't pay, sucker punch the bus driver on the way out. Hey, was that Carlton Gray's kid????

This happened last Monday.

Story is here:

Surveillance video from a Kansas City Metro bus captured a shocking incident on Oct. 1, in which a young man appears to sucker punch a driver for no apparent reason.

Police in Missouri are now searching for the suspect and are urging anyone with information to contact them.

The Huffington Post spoke with Captain Steve Young of the Kansas City Police Department, who said that the suspect, who looks to be in his late teens, appears to have entered the bus without paying his fare. Upon exiting, the young man punches the bus driver, seriously injuring him.
According to the descriptions of the videos, which were posted to the KCPD's YouTube channel, the man was "knocked unconscious." Toward the end of the video, the disoriented driver can be seen slowly driving the bus into a barricade.

Young called the blow a "cheap shot" but said the department has received a large number of tips and is optimistic that the suspect will be found.

Bus drivers have been assaulted by young people before. In August, a New York teen was filmed punching a bus driver in the Bronx. In New York, it is a felony to assault a Metropolitan Transit Authority employee -- an offense punishable with up to seven years in prison.

The Video:

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KCUnited 10-05-2012 08:38 AM

The Metro, The Metro, we're on this ride together...

seclark 10-05-2012 08:40 AM


crazycoffey 10-05-2012 08:41 AM

no, I said I need to punch your ticket.

Phobia 10-05-2012 08:46 AM

Extermination is probably best here. It's just a matter of time.

kcxiv 10-05-2012 08:48 AM

That's ****ed up. Even when I was a kid thugging it up there is no way I would ever hit a harmless old man. That right there is bitch made shit.

gblowfish 10-05-2012 08:49 AM

Here's a picture of the little bitch. I hope they find this little prick and make him suffer.

Deberg_1990 10-05-2012 08:52 AM

Well, maybe the bus driver was just doing a crappy job and this young man wanted to give his feedback.

gblowfish 10-05-2012 08:52 AM

Follow up on the story in the KC Star from Wednesday:

KC bus driver sucker-punched on video; police seek suspect

Kansas City police are seeking the public’s help to identify a man who punched a city bus driver in the face Monday after the driver ordered him and his friends off the bus.

The assailant and his friends did not pay their fares, police said.

The punch nearly knocked the 54-year-old driver unconscious while he was behind the wheel of the bus carrying passengers, said Detective Nicholas Sola.

The blow clearly left the driver confused, police said. Video of the slugging appears to support the observation. The driver sits stunned after the punch, then repeatedly touches his face and reaches into the air.

“It seems as if he doesn’t know where he is,” Sola said. “It’s really heartbreaking to watch.”

The driver tried to continue on his route after the assault. The bus rolled forward and knocked over some orange cones before riders convinced the driver to stop the bus, police said.

The assault occurred about 9 p.m. at 39th Street and Indiana Avenue. Sola said the attacker and his friends boarded the bus, one by one, with each passenger saying the next person would “pick up” the fare. But the final passenger didn’t have enough cash for everyone. That’s when the driver told them to exit the bus.

Anyone with information should call the Tips Hotline at 816-474-TIPS(8477.) A reward is available for anonymous information.

DaFace 10-05-2012 08:53 AM

That's ****ed up. I understand acting out, but why punch a random stranger? And an old man to boot.

crazycoffey 10-05-2012 08:54 AM


Originally Posted by Deberg_1990 (Post 8978759)
Well, maybe the bus driver was just doing a crappy job and this young man just wanted to give his feedback.

then he should give to charity. a sucker punch is like banner flying bad.

kcpasco 10-05-2012 08:54 AM

That video is really sad

I hope someone finds that little punk and beats him to a pulp.

seclark 10-05-2012 08:56 AM


Originally Posted by gblowfish (Post 8978756)
Here's a picture of the little bitch. I hope they find this little prick and make him suffer.

too bad he didn't try that shit w/this old man.

SuperChief 10-05-2012 08:57 AM

That shit pisses me off. Sucker punching an old man??? Why?

Bane 10-05-2012 08:58 AM

Pussy ass bitch. To be expected tho.

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