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Monday, May 19, 2008


Man attacks bus driver, commandeers vehicle

Milwaukee County sheriff's deputies are searching for a man who commandeered a transit bus after attacking the driver.

Surveillance video shows a man in a red sweatshirt and bandanna boarding the bus in Milwaukee Wednesday, then pummeling the driver.

Deputies say the man grabbed the steering wheel, hit the gas and sent the bus through an intersection and into a tree.

The suspect fled from the bus and remains at large.

The sheriff's department released surveillance video Thursday.
“Commandeer.” Odd choice of words, don’t you think? Technically accurate, but with a connotation of legitimate authority. How about “seizes" vehicle?

And now that I've been snarky over minutiae, I hope everyone on the bus is okay, especially the driver. The story doesn't say.