CTA Bus Driver Attacked with Stun Gun, Robbed

By DNAinfo Staff on March 3, 2013 3:02pm  | Updated on March 4, 2013 10:10am

 A bus passenger attacked a CTA driver on the West Side with a stun gun and robbed her Saturday morning, police said.
A bus passenger attacked a CTA driver on the West Side with a stun gun and robbed her Saturday morning, police said.
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CHICAGO — A CTA bus driver was found slumped over the steering wheel in the Austin neighborhood after a passenger attacked her with a stun gun and rummaged through her pockets Saturday morning, police said.

A man spotted the 40-year-old driver slumped over the wheel of the No. 126 Jackson bus in the 5900 block of West Jackson Boulevard about 7:30 a.m., said Officer John Mirabelli, a police spokesman.

The bus was on the side of the road when the man flagged down the driver of another bus who called 911, Mirabelli said.

The driver told police she was headed westbound on her route when she picked up her alleged attacker, Mirabelli said.

The attacker yelled at her to let him off a few blocks later before attacking her with a stun gun in the neck chest and left arm, Mirabelli said.

The attacker took cash from her pockets and fled, Mirabelli said.

Mirabelli could not confirm if or how many other passengers were on the bus.

The bus might have video footage that could help identify the attacker, who was wearing a black facemask and dark clothing at the time of the attack, Mirabelli said.

The injured bus driver was taken to Loretto Hospital, where she was treated and released, police said.

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