Video: Bus Driver Caught Punching Female Passenger

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(Cleveland WJW-TV) A fight between a passenger and a bus driver was caught on video and uploaded to YouTube.

It happened on a Cleveland Public Transit Bus.

Another passenger recorded the moments leading up to the time when an RTA bus driver can be seen punching a woman.

The tape shows a verbal dispute, where a woman uses vulgar language against the driver and then approaches the driver.

The video does not show exactly what she did to him, but moments later, it does show the driver get up and punch the woman in the face, knocking her to the ground.

A statement released on Friday from RTA reads:
“RTA saw the video posted on YouTube of the operator incident on October 11. Through the investigation, we believe the incident occurred on Sept. 18. Upon identifying the driver, he was immediately suspended and removed from duty. His behavior is absolutely unacceptable. RTA apologizes to our customers for this incident. A full investigation continues.”

**WARNING: The raw video on YouTube includes offensive language and violence. Click HERE to be redirected to the video.