Man terrifies passengers by pointing gun at Birmingham bus


General view of the Bullring, St Martin's Church and Digbeth/Eastside in the background from top of The Rotunda in Birmingham.

A 21-year-old man pointed a fake gun at a bus in Birmingham, forcing terrified passengers to flee from the emergency exits.

Daniel Smith took the fake weapon from a friend's house and pointed it at a window at a passenger who was travelling with his ex-girlfriend on busy Stratford Road, the Birmingham Mail reports.

Birmingham Crown Court heard how the pair had been previously involved in a fight.

According to the Birmingham Mail, Smith was traced through CCTV footage.

The court heard how the dad-of-one had previously been caught with knives.

He was handed a two-year suspended prison sentence and the judge warned him: "If you commit another offence, no amount of sobbing by you or from the public gallery will save you."

In April, a passenger pulled a gun on a bus driver in Darlastan in the West Midlands.

According to the BBC, the male passenger boarded the bus and took the gun out of his bag when the bus driver told him his ticket was not valid.

The suspect ran away after pulling the trigger and making the weapon "click".

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