Detroit Bus Fight Between Passenger, Driver Captured on Video

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
August 23, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A brawl between the female driver of a Detroit metro bus and a female passenger was captured on video and is now going viral.

The video was posted by WJBK-TV, which they said was provided by passengers. A witness said that the passenger got angry when her transfer card was stuck.

The woman then apparently screamed and spat at the driver before the two exchanged punches. The driver then got the woman down on the ground and at one point, used her keys as a weapon.

The passenger also pulled the driver’s hair and hit her with her purse.

One witness attempted to break the two up. However, other passengers shouted at the women to keep fighting.

The driver then subdued the passenger and forced her off the bus.

Police were called but the woman passenger was already gone.

Fred Westbrook, who heads Detroit’s bus drivers union, told the station that his drivers have required hospitalization this year.

The driver in the recent incident needed stitches for bite marks.

According to WXYZ-TV, a video uploaded earlier this month apparently shows a passenger smoking crack cocaine on a Detroit bus.

The man lit up a crack pipe in front of other passengers in the middle of the day before others told him to put it down. He eventually got off the bus.

Here is the video (warning: somewhat disturbing):

Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.