Bus driver beat up over early morning fare dispute

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Three men pummeled a bus driver in Canarsie after refusing the fare on Dec. 21.

The three ruffians got on the bus at the Avenues Remsen and Flatlands stop at 12:22 am, but refused to pay the fare. An argument ensued with the 58-year-old male bus driver, and the three ended up hitting him repeatedly in the face, according to police.

The driver suffered bruises and cuts to his face, and was brought to Kings County Hospital Center for treatment. The men fled on foot in an unknown direction. No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All tips are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Adam Lucente at or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow him on Twitter @Adam_Lucente.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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