Man Stops Car in the Middle of Busy Freeway, Hops Onto School Bus–But Not the Usual Way
Dashcam video from a Massachusetts school bus showed a man stopping his car in the middle of a freeway before climbing on the hood of the bus.
The man also berated the bus driver from outside as traffic whizzed by.
Crowe explained why he did it, saying “the bus had dark tinted windows on the side which I found to be very suspicious on a school bus for children,” according to CBS.
“Because the bus driver or any other person on the bus could be harming that child unbeknownst to anybody who is outside of the bus,” Crowe said. He eventually left the scene after he felt satisfied with the situation.
“It was a logical action and if it’s a crime then I’m sure I’ll have to face whatever criminal penalties there are for that,” Crowe said.
Joe Rizoli, the bus driver, recalled the incident.
“In the middle of the Mass Pike he stops! And he gets out of his car like, ‘I want to talk to you,'” added Rizoli, reported CBS. “So he comes around the bus coming in on my door. Now I’m not letting him in my door, and then he starts to climb on the bus.”
Rizoli didn’t get out of the bus, which didn’t have any students on board at the time.
“What normal person pulls a person over on the Mass Pike in the middle lane? That’s not normal,” he told Boston 25.
As the man walked back to his car, the driver pulled around him and drove away.
“My concern is this guy, he really broke a lot of rules here, a lot of laws,” Rizoli said, adding that he’s been a school bus driver since 1979.
“I don’t know what the [expletive] this guy was going to do, I thought he was crazy, he came to the front of my bus again after a failed attempt to get into the passenger door and jumped on the hood of the bus,” Rizoli told MassLive.com.
He said the incident shows why school buses should all have cameras on board.
“I just think he needs help. It was so dangerous for all of us, for him, for me, the people behind us could have smashed into us,” Rizoli said.
The incident is still under investigation. Police were able to identify the man based on information gathered from the dashcam video. No charges have yet been filed, Fox reported.
NECN reported that police are seeking to suspend the man’s license.
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