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Passenger pushes and hits bus driver over alleged fare dispute, fight caught on camera

A video capturing a confrontation between a passenger and a bus driver has attracted a lot of attention online. The incident allegedly occurred in South Los Angeles, where the woman allegedly assaulted the driver amid a disagreement over paying the fare. Despite allegations that the woman refused to pay for her fare, it is worth noting that Dash buses currently operate without fare charges, adding to the ambiguity surrounding the cause of the altercation.

In the circulating video footage, the passenger is shown pulling the driver out of the bus and engaging in physical altercations, including punches and attempted kicks, until the recording ends. .

Fox News shared the video on its Instagram account with a caption suggesting the altercation stemmed from the driver’s refusal to accept payment despite the service being free.

The video garnered considerable attention, sparking various reactions from Instagram users. One user humorously pointed out the absurdity of the situation, while another questioned the prevalence of bystanders recording rather than intervening. Others expressed shock and dismay at the lack of assistance for the driver.

Reports indicate that the woman involved in the incident is homeless, which adds a layer of complexity to the situation.

The Los Angeles Times highlighted the broader problem of growing hostility faced by bus drivers nationwide, with incidents of assault against transit workers reportedly increasing over the past fifteen years .