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Bus Driver Fired After Brutally Assaulting Passenger

A bus driver in Lincoln City, Oregon has been fired after surveillance video footage showed him pummeling a passenger repeatedly, according to TheGrio. The incident, which took place late last month, involved StarTran bus driver Troy Fischer and an unidentified 40-year-old man. Fischer punched the man 18 times in the video, threw him onto the floor, then dragged him out of the bus and drove off.

By// Mariah Craddick

A bus driver in Lincoln City, Oregon has been fired after surveillance video footage showed him pummeling a passenger repeatedly, according to TheGrio

The incident, which took place late last month, involved StarTran bus driver Troy Fischer and an unidentified 40-year-old man. Fischer punched the man 18 times in the video, threw him onto the floor, then dragged him out of the bus and drove off.

Lincoln’s Public Works and Utilities Department said Fischer did alert his supervisor that he had a difficult passenger. The supervisor told him to tell the passenger to leave the bus or he would contact police, but to let him leave voluntarily.

“His directions were blatantly ignored,” City Public Works and Utilities Department Director Miki Esposito told the Lincoln Journal Star. “He took matters into his own hands.”

He certainly did. Watch in the video below yourself:

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After review, police determined that the passenger was never confrontational and was asking Fischer questions about the city as he had just moved there. Fischer said he thought the man was under the influence but admitted that he did not act in self-defense. He also said that he suffers from anxiety and depression.