Friday, August 28, 2009

Naked man hijacks school bus

It was a scary ride home from school for about 10 to 12 Atlanta public school students after a naked man hijacked their school bus and crashed into a ditch off a busy road. It happened at about 4 p.m. on Thursday along Boulevard Drive in southeast Atlanta.

A spokesperson for the Atlanta Public Schools system said that the naked man jumped through the driver's side window of the school bus while it was stopped at a bus stop near a convenience store.

Witnesses said the naked man threw the bus driver out of the seat and took over the wheel of the bus. Students started jumping out of the moving bus as it traveled along Boulevard Drive, screaming for help. The students attend Forrest Hill Academy in southwest Atlanta. Two of them were injured.

Witnesses told Philips that the driver didn’t have a shirt or shoes and that his sweat pants were pulled down to his knees as he drove the bus. They also told Philips that the hijacker was wearing a condom.

The bus later ploughed through a fence and went down a hill, eventually landing in a ditch. Two students were still aboard the bus at the time it landed in the ditch, but they jumped out and ran to safety.

A man cutting grass nearby saw the commotion and ran to the scene of the crash. Witnesses said the man put his foot in the suspect's back and held him until police arrived.

With news video.

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