August 9, 2012

NEWS: DART Paratransit Bus Hijacked by Passenger

DALLAS - August 9, 2012 - A Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) paratransit bus was hijacked today by one of the riders. The passenger became upset set when the driver told her they had more stops to make before they would reach her destination. She said this would make her late for her medical appointment. She then phoned DART and even 911 to complain. A supervisor then met with the bus. When the paratransit driver was out of the bus talking to the supervisor, the passenger then got out of her wheelchair and drove off with the bus, with 4 other passengers yet onboard. For the next 20 minutes  she drove erratically through Dallas, all the while still on the phone with DART customer service. She was eventually pulled over and taken into custody by the police for kidnapping and theft. The other passengers were upset, but not hurt. Read: Impatient Passenger Hijacks DART Van (Fox-4) for more information.
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