Skip to comments.Cleveland Bus Driver Suspended After Decking Unruly Female Rider With Brutal Bolo Punch
Posted on 10/12/2012 10:46:10 AM PDT by crosshairs
A Cleveland municipal bus driver has been suspended after video surfaced this week showing him decking a mouthy female rider with a bolo punch.
The confrontation between the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) worker and the unidentified woman was apparently filmed by another rider. It is unclear from the above clip, however, what triggered the dispute.
[WARNING: The video is peppered with curse words and racial slurs.]
The driver of bus 2802 leaves his seat after the woman appears to strike him. "You going to jail now," the driver says twice before throwing an uppercut that knocks the woman to the ground.
The driver then throws the woman off the stopped bus, though she climbs back aboard and tussles with him. "She want to be a man, I'm gonna treat you like a man," the driver announces at one point.
RTA officials believe the fight occurred on September 18. The unidentified driver was suspended this week, with city officials describing his behavior as "absolutely unacceptable." In a press statement, the agency added, "RTA apologizes to our customers for this incident. A full investigation continues."
Did she use her 0bamaphone?
good thing it wasn’t a BOGO punch or the 2nd punch would have been free.
or a YOLO punch...she could have died!
Saw the video...certainly looked like the woman decked him first. Self-defense on the part of the bus driver.
On the other hand, she can really take a punch.
As Ric Flair says, “To BE the man, you gotta beat the man.”
The atmosphere on the bus seems to have had a decidedly non-First World feel.
if she hit him first I say give the driver a medal
"If Barrack obama had a smart mouth sister who rode a bus, she would resemble this woman."
“The atmosphere on the bus seems to have had a decidedly non-First World feel.”
Agreed. This is vintage third-world zoo.
sort of a “stalking white guy” instead of a stalking horse.
you going to jail now...but first....LOL
No one should have to put up with being physically attacked in his or her workplace. (The passenger hit the driver first.)
I’m going to take a wild guess here — this incident helps explain the low ridership levels on public transit
Two long-standing social conventions were violated in that exchange. The first was that a man should never use his physical prowess to gain an advantage over a woman. The second is that a woman should never use the first to gain an advantage over a man.
The “woman” will sue the bus company and make a fortune..
I bet every plaintiff lawyer in Cleveland is looking for her..
*sigh* really makes you want to visit Cleveland doesn’t it?
I left in the early 80s when “boy wonder” mayor Kucinich took Cleveland into default. It was a good move on my part.
She isn’t a woman. She got what she deserved.
I saw the video and now I know why it’s not all over the 6 oclock news.
footrace between local lawyers and Holder’s “just us” Dept.
All that driver did was what anyone who has ever had to use public transportation has wanted to do at one time or another.
Nice punch, too. I give him a ‘9’. It would’ve been a ‘10’ but he didn’t knock her out.
Side note, what the hell is a bolo punch?
(be on the lookout)
obama’s tribes are getting restless.
The mau-mau assaulted the bus driver. He was able to safely stop and park the bus. He was then able to defended himself against his attacker.
She’s pretty typical... more mouth than brains.
That uppercut was worthy of Anderson Silva, UFC MMA Middleweight Champion.
I was thinking Quentin “Rampage” Jackson myself.
Great punch, and great follow-through throwing her off the bus.
The whole knee-jerk chivalry argument, BTW, stopped having any currency with me when women stopped being ladies. Chivalry was a two-way societal bargain that they reneged on first. I no longer consider it binding.
Too bad the guy will be screwed.
Wow — that punch lifted her up off her feet. And she still came back for more.
unfortunately the bus driver will be unemployed and the she will be moving into Rodney Kings mansion.
Did I hear her right that she was going to beat the black off the driver? Imagine a white passenger saying that.
Geez I got tossed off Free Republic for saying what this is all about once, Don’t want that to happen again, but this is not an unusual event in an inner city setting.
Much like the guy at McDonalds that beat the woman with the hamburger turner. Black women who think they are exempt because of their Agenda place themselves in this sort of position a lot. Most times the man walks away, this woman pulled the wrong chain.
There isn’t an inner city cop on the force that hasn’t seen situations like this many times. It’s a part of the culture.
It’s the reason for white flight.
What an upper cut. I bet she broke a few teeth on that one. You are looking at a million dollar lawsuit here.
She clearly attacked this man while he was doing his job. He had every right to knock her into next week. At the end of the tape she threatens his life by claiming her boyfriend and father will find him at his place of employment and attck him further. I only regret that she survived the punch.
Too man N words
Carry a gun everywhere . You never know when you will be attacked.
He just didn’t hit her hard enough.
I don’t know what everyone here is complaining about. Cleveland has the best mass transit system in the country.
Puff Ho ses the female was a TEENAGER.
Didn't Mike Tyson have a few kids in Cleveland?
And people wonder why more Americans don’t use mass transit.... Perfect explanation right here...
Whoever wrote the article must've been familiar with fifties boxing figures.
Kid Gavilan, a one-time welterweight champ, was famous for his "bolo punch" -- whatever that was...
You could tell that it was a teenager because even after the punch her mouth kept moving and didn’t stop.