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DC Bus Driver Punches “McGruff the Crime Dog”

by Borderstan.com — March 4, 2009 at 10:53 pm 0

You cannot make up this stuff. From today’s Washington Post:

D.C. police said a Metro bus driver was charged with assault Saturday after a bizarre incident in which he allegedly punched a patrol officer who was dressed as McGruff the Crime Dog, the popular mascot who educates children about crime prevention. The driver, Shawn Brim, 39, got out of the bus he was driving at Spring Road and 14th Street NW early Saturday afternoon and punched Officer Tyrone Hardy in the head, police said. Hardy was wearing his McGruff costume head at the time.

Perhaps my favorite part from the WaPo article is this quote from a WMATA official:

“His future with the organization is under review,” Smith said.

Ya think? I am betting the driver just may keep his job. Note to WMATA Board Members: You REALLY need to ride our buses and trains more often. And to think that we can’t even ride the bus with a cup of coffee.

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