“Yo, I did the wrong man yo are u an mo safe.”

That was a text message sent from a cellphone registered to a man accused of shooting and blinding TTC bus driver Jaime Pereira.

It was one in a series of text messages sent and received shortly after the 45-year-old transit worker was shot in the face Oct. 15, 2005, after stopping his vehicle at a bus stop at Morningside Avenue and Sewells Road in the Malvern area of Scarborough.

Telus security investigator Don Calpito testified in court yesterday that at the time, Malcolm Chalmers subscribed to one of two phones involved in the 10 text message exchanges between 11:49 p.m. and 12:06 a.m. The 23-year-old has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and aggravated assault with a firearm.

Under cross-examination by defence lawyer Mary Cramer, Calpito acknowledged he was unable to say where the phone was purchased.