A Cleveland, Ohio, bus driver dealt quite the blow to a teenage girl who apparently had been taunting him during a ride, delivering an uppercut punch directly to her jaw.
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is currently investigating the fight between a male bus driver and a reported teenage girl after a video of the driver throwing an uppercut and tossing the teen off his bus, Fox 8 Cleveland reports.
The video, recorded by a fellow passenger, was posted on WorldStarHipHop.com and YouTube and began going viral on Reddit before it gained national attention.
It is unclear what the two first began fighting over, but the female can be heard threatening to fight the driver. The driver then says he will get his daughter and granddaughter to come down and deal with the teen, who then tells him to bring along his “mammy,” the International Business Times notes.
The teenager approches the bus driver, and the driver rises from his seat and hits the girl before throwing her off the bus.
“She want to be a man, I’m gonna treat you like a man,” the driver announces to the screaming crowd.
RTA officials are unsure when the uppercut incident occurred, but they believe it happened on Sept. 18, according to The Smoking Gun.
WKYC obtained a full statement from the RTA. It 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.
“We also saw the video today. Upon review, the driver was removed from duty and suspended. We are investigating,” RTA representative Mary Shaffer told The Cleveland Leader.