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Bus ban for suspect in driver syringe stab

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  • Last Updated: 3:38 AM, October 9, 2012
  • Posted: 1:35 AM, October 9, 2012


She stuck it to him!

A Brooklyn judge yesterday forbade a man accused of stabbing a city bus driver with a syringe from using city buses without an escort.

Shelwyn Patt, 53, allegedly stabbed B68 bus driver Mark Salandy with a syringe on Prospect Park West on Sept. 24, then fled with the needle.

Patt was arrested Saturday on a B67 bus after another bus driver, José Rivera, recognized him and flagged down cops, prosecutors said.

At his arraignment in Brooklyn Criminal Court on charges that included attempted murder and assault, Patt anxiously tried to hold on to his transit privileges.



Stephen Yang

Shelwyn Patt

“You may not ride on any New York City bus without an escort,” ordered Judge Miriam Cyrulnik.

“My client wants to know whether he can still ride the subway,” asked defense attorney Laurie Dick.

“He can still ride the train,” the judge ruled.

Salandy, the bus driver attacked, won’t find out whether he has been infected with any diseases, including HIV, for about a year.

“The complainant is currently undergoing a yearlong antiviral treatment,” said Assistant District Attorney Jacob Uriah.

Patt — who claimed in court he had been a Macy’s employee for 23 years — is currently unemployed and lives alone, Uriah added.

Salandy picked Patt out of a lineup, but the defense argued it had been unfair, claiming Patt was the only participant with a mustache.

Patt was released on $7,500 bail. His sister and her husband, at the arraignment, declined to comment.



This seems stupid....Bus ban....Like if this guy came on my bus how would I know who he is???

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He's know for stabbing B/O's so let me tell him he can't ride my bus!


Also, of he didn't want his bus riding privileges revoked, he probably shouldn't have stabbed a B/O.

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Bus ban?? Why isn't he in jail for 7 years like those stickers say he can be??

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So you can stab a Bus Operator.....and get a bus ban? This judge should drive a bus day in and day out...and see what he thinks about someone stabbing him and the person only gets a bus ban.....disbar this judge!

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