Kansas City, MO – I cannot describe just how infuriated I get watching video like the one below. In it, a teenager can be seen sucker punching a Kansas City Metro bus driver, knocking the man unconscious.
The incident happened on October 1st about 9 p.m. at 39th Street and Indiana Avenue. According to Detective Nicholas Sola, the attacker boarded the bus with a several friends, each of them telling the 54-year-old driver the friend behind them would pay the fare. When the last of them didn’t have the money to pay, the driver told them to get off the bus. As the teens exit, one of the assholes sucker punches the driver. Hard.
The driver doesn’t get knocked out cold, but the older man is clearly injured and disoriented after the attack and can be seen rubbing his jaw and chest. He tries to continue his route, but as you can see in the video, he rolls the bus into some traffic cones before other passengers convince him to stop. “It seems as if he doesn’t know where he is,” Sola said. “It’s really heartbreaking to watch.” And honestly, it really is.
Police say they have received a lot of tips, but so far the person responsible has not been identified. They are asking anyone with information to contact the KCPD’s TIPS hotline at 816-474-8477. A reward is being offered to anyone with information leading to an arrest.
You know, me and my friends did a lot of asshole things when we were young. Some of it illegal. But had anyone in our group done something like that — sucker punching an old man — I’m pretty sure we would have kicked his ass on the spot. Or, at the very least, turned his ass in for the reward money.Tags: bus driver, Crime, Missouri, sucker punch