Skip to comments.Students, Citizens Thwart School Bus Hijacking
Posted on 08/28/2009 7:36:32 PM PDT by Sammy67
Quick thinking by a dozen teenagers may have avoided an apparent school bus hijacking from turning tragic, said witnesses. A man boarded a bus as it stopped at Boulevard and Burroughs Road and tried to take control of it, school district and Atlanta police officials said. The suspect briefly fought with the bus driver, forcing her out of the seat and taking control of the vehicle.
At about 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon, an Atlanta Public Schools bus ran off of Boulevard Road after Arris Pitmon, 23, forced his way onto the bus transporting Forrest Hills Academy students and began attacking the driver and a student.
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KRAMER: Then everybody is screamin,’ because the driver, he’s passed out from all the commotion...the bus is out of control! So, I grab him by the collar, I take him out of the seat, I get behind the wheel and now I’m drivin’ the bus.
GEORGE: You’re Batman.
KRAMER: Yeah. Yeah, I am Batman. Then the mugger, he comes to, and he starts chokin’ me! So I’m fightin’ him off with one hand and I kept drivin’ the bus with the other, y’know? Then I managed to open up the door, and I kicked him out the door with my foot, you know - at the next stop.
JERRY: You kept makin’ all the stops?
KRAMER: Well, people kept ringin’ the bell!
Sounds like the guy wanted a do-over with Dirty Harry.
This from another source:
Authorities say 23-year-old Arris Pitmon leaped through the window of the Atlanta bus, overpowered the driver to take the wheel and then left the bus driverless as it thundered down a steep hill.
A dozen or so screaming students were on the bus as it plunged, many bounding out of the emergency exit in the back, said Atlanta Public Schools spokesman Keith Bromery. Two students and the bus driver suffered minor injuries, police said.
By the time Pitmon was arrested after the crash, he was naked, police said. Turner, who had rushed to the scene, said the man lost his pants while trying to escape from bystanders.
"This was a weirdo," said Turner, who is 38. "Something was wrong with this guy. We turned him over and he just had a condom on. Maybe he was stripping or something I had no earthly idea."
Better make him have a seat on ol’ sparky...just to be safe.
Sounds like he planned on raping some of the students.
Congressional Democrats have called for an investigation . . . of the passengers.
A bunch of Redneck Kids would have beat the SOB to a pulp!
He was just sitting inside, butt naked and trying to drive the bus, said Rainey, adding that Pitmon was without a shirt and his sweat pants were down to his knees.”
Sounds like PCP intoxication to me.
Guy needed a ride to the Kennedy funeral.
Question-you know when gas pumps get hit by a car there is the big red “STOP” button at the covenience store that shuts off the pumps? How about one for school busses etc