MTA bus driver arrested for allegedly choking passenger with Yorkie

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

BROOKLYN (WABC) -- An MTA bus driver is under arrest for allegedly choking a passenger during an argument in Brooklyn.

It happened Wednesday morning in Bensonhurst.

Sources tell Eyewitness News the driver, 49-year-old Toussaint Cummings, was trying to stop a passenger from getting on the bus with a Yorkie in a bag.

Cummings allegedly got up from his seat and put his hands around the passenger's neck, then closed the door so the victim couldn't leave.