VIDEO: Seattle bus driver beats up passenger after being spit on
A bus driver in Seattle has been fired from his job after assaulting a passenger who spat in his face after being told to get off the bus.
Seattle bus driver, Dennis Echols, was fired after beating up 23-year old passenger Ethan McKinney for spitting his his face. When Echols reached the end of his route and was preparing to take a break, McKinney was still on the bus, appearing to be sleep.
The confrontation began when Echols repeatedly told McKinney to get off the bus while McKinney refused to move. When the passenger finally stood up to exit, he appears to spit in the bus drivers face. That’s when the video turns crazy. The bus driver immediately strikes McKinney in the head with a rubber wheel block, pinned him against a bench and continued to hit him.
Both Echols and McKinney were both charged with fourth degree assault.