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Armed Commuter Chases after MTA Bus

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From https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost.com/2019/08/09/armed-commuter-chases-after-mta-bus-to-confront-driver-who-left-him-behind/amp/

A hotheaded commuter who just missed his bus Friday morning was so enraged that he hailed a cab, chased down the driver — and stuck a gun in his face for leaving him behind, police sources said.

Tony Burnett, 28, was trying to board the M11 MTA bus at Columbus Avenue and 85th Street around 7:50 a.m. when he jumped in a cab after he missed the ride and told the driver to chase after the bus and cut it off, law enforcement sources said.

The hack obliged, and when the bus got to West 83rd Street, the man ran out of the cab, hopped got on the bus and shoved a loaded .38 caliber revolver in the 55-year-old driver’s face, police sources said.

 

“Why didn’t you stop for me?” an enraged Burnett demanded, before taking off and ditching a duffle bag holding the gun, the sources said.

Cops soon swarmed the scene, found the duffle bag and arrested the man “without incident” near the corner of West 83rd Street and Central Park West, cops said.

Burnett was charged with reckless endangerment, felony criminal possession of a weapon for the illegal firearm and menacing, police said.

He has an arrest history dating back to at least 2009 for assault and robbery, law enforcement sources said. Most recently, he was arrested in June for theft of service for hopping the turnstile at a subway station.

The MTA did not immediately return a request for comment

 

 

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Arresting people for fare evasion? When did that happen?

Kinda reminds me of that guy who ran 23 blocks after he missed that M103. You might as well just take the cab to your destination instead of paying the cab just to catch the bus.

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4 hours ago, Snorunts said:

His fault he missed the bus....

Yeah, and there would likely be another one within a few minutes.

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This whole story is ridiculous. It's a good thing he was arrested.

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