Detectives are attempting to identify a suspect involved in an unprovoked attack on a Victor Valley Transit bus driver. The suspect is described as a black male, 25-35 years old, 6’0”, 250 lbs., black hair and brown eyes.
On December 21, 2018, the suspect got on a Victor Valley Transit Bus at Phelan Road and Buttemere Road in Phelan. He did not put the correct fare in the machine and the bus driver asked him to pay the necessary amount. The suspect became loud, vulgar and threatening to the bus driver. The driver refused to drive away and called in for a supervisor to respond to the location. The suspect got into the driver’s face, continued yelling and pushed the driver out the open door and onto the ground outside. The suspect stepped outside and punched the driver in the face 6 to 8 times while the driver was still on the ground. The driver suffered serious injuries to his face and head from the assault. At the time of the attack, the suspect was wearing a gray and red Chicago Bulls beanie, black and gray hooded sweatshirt, black sweatpants and black tennis shoes with white soles. The suspect claimed to be homeless in the area. He is possibly left handed due to all punches were from his left fist.
ANY INFORMATION REGARDING THIS SUSPECT PLEASE CONTACT:
- Detective Jeffrey Collins (760) 995-8781 / DR #071804188
- To report anonymously: WeTip.com or 800-78-CRIME
Route Deviation is available within 3/4 of a mile of the route with pickups available by reservation only, call 760-948-3030. Route Deviation Fare is required. Reservations must be made at least two hours in advance and made no more than the day prior to pickup while certified ADA passengers may make reservations according to their certification. Pickup and drop off is available where safe not including along dirt roads. Drop off requests are available based on capacity and must be requested from the driver while onboard the vehicle.
|RIDER CATEGORY||LOCAL TRIP||COUNTY TRIP||WITH DEVIATION||DAY PASS||31-DAY PASS|
|Veteran / Senior / Disabled / Medicare||$0.75||$1.25||$2.25||$3||$40|