Woman Throws Hot Coffee at NJ Transit Bus Driver, Runs Off: Police | NBC New York

Woman Throws Hot Coffee at NJ Transit Bus Driver, Runs Off: Police



    Police are looking to question the woman pictured above in connection with the assault.

    Authorities are looking for a woman who threw hot coffee at an NJ Transit bus operator outside Newark Penn Station last month.

    NJ Transit says the woman boarded the bus as it was parked in the bus lane on Market Street near the transit hub Nov. 23. The woman tried to hold the doors open when the driver told her he needed to close them to continue on his route, according to NJ Transit, and she threw the coffee at him.

    She fled immediately after the 7:45 p.m. attack and was last seen running west on Market Street. Only a few minutes passed between the time she got on the bus and ran away, NJ Transit said. It wasn't clear why she was trying to prevent the driver from leaving the Newark stop.

    The bus driver's knee was bruised and he suffered a superficial arm injury -- redness, not a burn -- in the confrontation, the transit company said.

    Authorities released surveillance camera images of a woman wanted for questioning in the assault (above). NJ Transit said there were witnesses on the bus at the time of the altercation, but they have not spoken to police.

    Anyone with information about her or the attack is asked to call NJ Transit police at (973) 491-8959.  

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