Woman wanted in DDOT bus driver assault turns herself in

Posted at 8:48 PM, Jan 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-10 20:50:49-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit police say a woman who was caught on video assaulting a DDOT bus driver has turned herself in.

The suspect's name isn't being released. She is described only as a 23-year-old woman. She turned herself in Friday afternoon at the Detroit Detention Center.

The incident happened on December 29, 2019 on bus that was traveling westbound on Mack Ave. in the area of Bewick.

Police say at around 4:15 p.m. the woman began throwing food at the driver. The woman can then be seen grabbing the driver and pulling her out of her seat.

The bus continues westbound on Mack, hitting an electrical box and a "One Way" street sign, before coming to a stop in a vacant lot at the corner of Mack and Bewick.

A passenger was able to briefly restrain the suspect. However, she was able to get out of the bus through a window and then ran southbound on Bewick between vacant houses on the north side of the street.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Detroit Police Department’s Fifth Precinct at 313-596-5540 or Crimes Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.