Video of transit working being assaulted by passenger. What would you have done?

We’re playing out a scenario here. Before watching the video below, choose your scenario:

A) You are the transit employee -or-

B) You are a passenger on the bus witnessing the confrontation

Watch the video and let us know how you would have handled the situation based on the facts presented.

If You Hit Me in the Face, We Will Fight to the Death 

*Unedited Original Video*

Those are the words of a 24-year old passenger captured on a bus surveillance camera, that ended with a beating that injured a bus driver in Olympia, Washington.

After warning the passenger to tone down his language, the bus driver stopped the bus and walked back to tell the man to leave. When the driver tries to move the passenger out of the bus, the passenger has immediately followed up with a series of blows to the head.

The beating continues while the driver is on his back, unable to offer any reasonable resistance, and he is again struck with a further series of savage blows to the face. In all, some 28 blows were landed, many coming from behind while the driver offered no defense.

Intercity Transit spokeswoman Kris Fransen says the driver suffered cuts, bruises and a fractured nose in Tuesday’s attack. The 24-year-old passenger accused of beating the driver is being held on investigation of third-degree assault. The 7-year employed driver has been released from hospital.


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