A teen bus passenger was tossed to the street on Tuesday morning after getting into a physical altercation with an MTA driver.
According to reports, the as-yet-unidentified boy boarded a bus in Jamaica, Queens and told the driver he didn't have money to pay the fare, when the driver refused to move the vehicle until he exited.
A shoving match ensued, with the driver yelling, "“I’ve been here 25 years; you ain’t even 25 years old." The boy was eventually kicked off the vehicle, and police arrested him for criminal mischief.
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"Bus operators are instructed to avoid any type of altercation in cases involving fare evasion," an MTA spokesperson said in a statement, before adding that the "incident is under investigation."
UPDATE: The MTA driver involved in the incident has since been suspended by the MTA, according to NY1. A spokesperson for the transit system declined to comment on how long the driver's suspension will last.