Teens beat down bus driver after he refused to let them on for free: cops

A group of teenagers attacked and beat a bus driver in the Bronx when he refused to allow them to ride for free, a video released by cops shows.

The teens boarded at the intersection of Conner Street and Boston Road in the Bronx at about 5:28 p.m. on Saturday and tried to scoot by without paying. The driver told the kids to pay, and they responded by telling him to “just drive the f—king bus.” They started punching and kicking him and then fled.

The public bus, operated by the private company Liberty Lines, goes between the Bronx and Westchester County.

The driver, 38, suffered minor injuries and declined to go to the hospital.

Union officials called the attack unacceptable and called on Westchester County officials to install partitions in the buses that protect the drivers from passengers.

“This attack is absolutely unacceptable, and we urge anyone who recognizes these individuals to contact the police,” said Transport Workers Union Local 100 President Tony Utano. “This attack also vividly highlights why Liberty Lines buses need partitions installed.”

Cops are still searching for the teens.

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