MTA bus driver assaulted after man throws cup of urine

Friday, April 12, 2019
MTA bus driver assaulted after man throws cup of urine
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Tim Fleischer has more from Williamsbridge.

MOTT HAVEN, Bronx (WABC) -- Trellis Robinson is still trying to work through a very traumatic day after she was assaulted on her MTA bus with a cup of urine.

"Trying to make sense of it," she said. "I'm just trying my best to gather my nerves."

On the second half of her run, around 11:30 a.m., at which point her bus becomes a BX1, she rolled up to the corner of 138th Street and the Grand Concourse in Mott Haven in the Bronx.

"I notice a guy standing on the corner, he was just standing there," she said. "He had a coffee cup in his hand."

Robinson turned the corner and pulled up to the bus stop.

"I was loading my passengers," she said. "As I proceeded to close the doors to pull off, he just doused the cup with the urine in my face. It went in my eyes, my hair, my clothes."

Robinson immediately called for help, which arrived quickly, and got to the hospital for treatment.

"This attack is absolutely disgraceful, and we will do whatever we can to help NYPD identify the perpetrator," MTA President Andy Byford said. "My thoughts are with our operator as she works to recover from this deeply troubling incident."

Robinson said she was just doing what she was supposed to do.

"I hope they catch him, because this was something that was not provoked," she said. "I didn't do anything. I am doing what I am supposed to do, serve."

Robinson said there were cameras on the bus that hopefully captured the suspect's picture.


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