Jan 9, 2008

DRT bus driver threatened

Durham Police looking to the public for help in locating a man who threatened an Oshawa Transit Bus Driver. Just before 11:30 p.m. Friday, Authorities say a man boarded a bus at Townline and Nash Road in Oshawa. When the bus came to the end of the route, the suspect allegedly approached the driver, said he was armed with a knife and ordered he be driven to Bowmanville. The suspect is described as black, 5’8, 17 to 22 years old with a medium build.

The driver was not hurt and made the right decision in complying with the suspect's demands, said police spokesman Dave Selby.

"We're not calling it a hijacking, but it is an unusual incident," Mr. Selby said.

My Comment: Not a hijack? Do the police know something they are not revealing?


Jake said...

Im a rider, soon to be summer student , i've heard alot running around about the "hijacking" and its mixed among many drivers if he did the right thing.. i know a few guys who think he should have stopped in the middle of an intersection with the emergency sign up and then people would get frustrated.. and come help

all i know is that would scare the crap out of me, and im just happy the drivers ok and back at work

Andy said...

In this case the driver did the right thing. As for what people are saying about what he should have done... that is easy to do after the fact. Don't forget the driver is boxed in the driver's seat with a seat belt on. That leaves him open to a sucker punch.