HARTFORD, CT – We posted this video of a woman tossing her baby on our Facebook page the other day, but here’s the story behind it. Police are investigating an incident that took place on a Hartford bus, in which a woman got into an altercation with another passenger and, finding no takers for her, “Motherf#@king baby,” simply threw the child to an unidentified passenger so she could get her groove on.
The incident was captured on cell phone video, and shows the irate mother engaged in a shouting match with another woman, located several seats away. As passengers watch, the verbal preliminaries grow increasingly heated (no darn, shucks or gollys here), after which the mother, apparently displeased over being disrespected, pitches her infant and heads up the aisle to lay the smackdown on said disrespecttor.
The fight took place on a Connecticut Transit bus at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, according to David Lee, general manager of Connecticut Transit. The driver , who did not witness the incident (and who must be deafer than Marlee Matlin), did not see the baby get thrown and eventually stopped the bus, which was nearing the end of its route from Albany Avenue to downtown Hartford.
While the audio isn’t always clear, it appears that the two women were arguing over a relationship a relative of the mother had with the other woman’s boyfriend. You go, girl.
“It’s pretty terrible,” Lee said Friday of the video. The bus’s own surveillance cameras did not capture the incident, he said. Given the scope of the fracas, one can only wonder what the camera was focused on. Front row passenger cleavage, perhaps?
According to Lee, the driver followed proper protocol and stopped the bus, but by the time he could call police, the woman had collected her child and was gone. Since the video’s upload, concern for the baby has risen, and Sgt.
Gena Liappes of the Special Investigations Unit is investigating. Anyone with information concerning the identity of the salty-tongued mother is asked to call Hartford police at 860-757-4000.
Here’s the video. Warning, turn your volume down. The baby toss doesn’t happen until somewhere around the 1:35 mark.