By Wyatt Earp | December 2, 2008
Jesus. The driver was stabbed to death by a passenger over a $2 transfer slip.
BROOKLYN (CBS) ― Police said a New York City bus driver was stabbed to death Monday afternoon by a rider apparently angry over not receiving a free transfer.
The driver of the B-46 bus, identified as 46-year-old Edwin Thomas, was operating the bus in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn and picked up the suspect around 12:30 p.m. Monday at Malcolm X Boulevard near Gates Avenue.
Police said the man swiped an invalid fare card and sat down on the bus, then asked for a transfer slip usually available to riders.
Police told CBS 2 HD that when the driver told the man that he didn’t pay for the ride and couldn’t get a transfer, the man punched the driver in the head and stabbed him to death while other riders looked on.
The suspect fled on foot. Police are looking for a black male between 18 and 20 years old wearing black jeans and an Adidas jacket. (H/T – WCBSTV)
The offender needs to be found and killed. Seriously. What the Hell is wrong with this country?