An ILTUWS reader contacted us this morning about a recent encounter he had with an MTA bus driver. He also sent us video of the incident. It happened on Tuesday at about 4:45 p.m.
The bus driver “looked like he tried to run a delivery bike rider off the road (crosstown bus at 79th and broadway),” the reader told us, adding that when he “took a picture/video of his bus information he jumped out and attacked me. This guy is going to seriously hurt or kill somebody…”
“What the f*ck are you doing?” the ILTUWS reader can be heard saying in the video as the driver starts exiting the bus before shoving him.
“Get the f*ck away from me, get away from me!” the driver says.
“You think you’re going to have a job tomorrow?” the man asks.
“Dude, you just broke my watch” replied the driver.
The reader did not file a police report, but he did file an anonymous complaint on the MTA website.
Bus driver vs. pedestrian, 79th and Broadway. More details to be posted on the website, soon. pic.twitter.com/e8jxrXEDSf
— I Love The Upper West Side (@iLoveTheUWS) February 7, 2024