Crime

Woman, 23, in custody after videotaped beat-down of Detroit bus driver


January 11, 2020, 3:25 PM

Detroit's most wanted bus rider turned herself in at the Detroit Detention Center Friday afternoon, according to WWJ.

The 23-year-old woman, still known to the media only as Dee Dee until she's charged and arraigned, was taped by a security camera Dec. 29 as she flung nacho chips at the operator and yanked her away from the wheel while under way on Mack Avenue. 

The bus eventually crashed into an electrical box and a one-way sign, coming to a stop in a vacant lot at the corner of Mack and Bewick.

Earlier coverage, Jan. 8:

Detroit police are asking for the public's help in locating a woman shown assaulting a city bus driver in the video above. 

The incident happened around 4 p.m. on Dec. 29 near Mack and Bewick on the east side, when the woman allegedly walked up from the back of the bus and began throwing food at the driver. She's then seen yanking the driver from her seat and dragging and beating her.

The bus was moving as this happened. Police say it jumped a curb and hit an electrical box and street sign before eventually coming to a stop in a vacant lot.

The incident is one in series of assaults on Detroit bus drivers in recent months.

A passenger restrained the attacker, police say, but she managed to get off the bus by shimmying through a window. 

Police say she's 54 and known as “Dee Dee.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fifth Precinct at (313) 596-5540 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.



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