Trainspotter 0 Posted January 22, 2009 Share #1 Posted January 22, 2009 A veteran MTA bus driver was bitten on the forearm by an out-of-control female passenger Wednesday as he drove his packed M104 bus during rush hour in Manhattan. Peter Williams, 42, was rushed to St. Luke's Hospital as a safety precaution after the woman gnawed into his arm as the bus headed north on Broadway at W. 79th St. just after 3 p.m. "A woman had given him a problem on the bus," said MTA spokesman Charles Seaton. "He got up to tell the dispatcher and when he rose from his seat the woman bit him." Shelia Bolar, 49, was charged with second-degree assault after the enraged Queens woman became hysterical on the crowded bus before sinking her teeth in Williams. After taking a bite out of Williams' forearm, Bolar fled the bus and ran south on Broadway before being nabbed by police near W. 73rd St., a police spokesman said. "She's a little. ... She likes attention," said Jonmon Bolar, a niece who lives in Mobile, Ala. "She's going to do whatever's gonna get her the most attention." Williams, whose last listed address is in Long Island, was released from the hospital around 5 p.m., officials said. Williams, who has worked for the MTA since 2000, is based out of the Manhattanville bus depot. BY ERICA PEARSON and JOTHAM SEDERSTROM DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS January 21st 2009 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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