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Man Assaults Rapids Bus Driver

rapid suspect pic 2WYOMING,Mich. — Police are asking for help in locating a suspect who punched a Rapids bus driver in the face.

The Wyoming Police Department requests assistance from the public in identifying a suspect involved in the assault of a Rapid bus driver. On July 9 at approximately 9:30 PM a female driver was punched by a male suspect who was a passenger on the bus. The suspect became verbally aggressive after the driver told him he would have to exit the bus or pay again after he had completed a ride of the entire bus route. The suspect (pictured below) then approached the driver and punched her in the face before exiting the bus and running southbound on S. Division Avenue.

The suspect is described as a black male in his mid-20’s, 5’7-5’8, average build with a large afro.

He was last seen wearing a plain blue hooded sweatshirt, gray “Brookfield Zoo” t-shirt, and khaki shorts. He reportedly boarded the bus near Burton St and S. Division.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Wyoming Police Department at 616-530-7300 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345

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8 Comments to “Man Assaults Rapids Bus Driver”

    tracy said:
    July 12, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    What is this world coming to?I mean attack a bus driver because you wanted to ride the all night free?Hope they find this guy and lock him up but then again that might just be what he wants,

      Shawna said:
      July 22, 2013 at 1:03 PM

      He turned himself in last night so he is gonna be behind bars for a while.

    George said:
    July 12, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Just wait until the Zimmerman trial is over…

    Lori said:
    July 12, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    I know what you mean I do not know what would make a GROWN man punch a woman in the face…and she is just doing her job ….people like this are the ones that need to be locked away for ever…they have a propensity for violence…it's not his first violent act…and until he is put away…it WON'T be his last violent act….

      Shawna said:
      July 22, 2013 at 1:02 PM

      Don't worry. He turned himself in last night and will be behind bars for a while.

    Scherzerfan said:
    July 12, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    I wonder what the little man would have done if that was The Hulk telling him to pay up or get off.

    trob said:
    July 13, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    Put a cage around the bus driver for their safty.

    TIFFANY said:
    July 13, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    Safety

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