Friday, February 18, 2011

Police still on the hunt for woman who attacked bus driver

Being a bus driver can certainly be a dangerous job, and that was no more evident when a woman attacked a bus driver in Oakland Park, Florida, during the fall. Although the incident occurred in October, police have been searching for the assailant for months after her image was caught on a security camera, Fox affiliate WSVN reports.

The attack occurred, police say, because the woman was upset that she was being kicked off the bus for not paying her fare. The woman appears to be between 25 and 30 with wavy black hair. After hurling several obscenities at the driver, 72-year-old Tassos Kastopolus, she took things a step further.

"She slapped me here, she slapped my glasses off; she broke my sun shades," he told the news source.

Bus drivers looking for a way to protect themselves from similar attacks may want to carry pepper spray with them while they're on the job. The device, which makes it hard for assailants to breathe and see, should be kept close at hand so it can be used quickly if the need arises.  

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