Angry passenger grabs steering wheel while bus moving (video)

Police searching for man after bus rage incident

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Angry passenger grabs steering wheel while bus moving (video)


CCTV footage has been released showing the moment an angry bus passenger grabs the wheel from the driver.

The man got on the number 40 service on Wyken Croft in Coventry, West Midlands, at around 9.15am on January 27.

The man had reportedly paid his fare but then accidentally ripped his ticket and asked the driver for a new one, reports the Metro.

Despite being told the ticket would still be valid, the man lost his temper while on the National Express West Midlands Bus.



The agitated man can be seen talking to the driver in his cab, before reaching round and grabbing the wheel.

According to the Mirror, the action caused the driver to lose control, and also forced cars on the opposite side of the road to pull over to avoid being hit.

West Midlands Police have uploaded the footage onto their Flickr account and a statement said: "We would like to speak to him in connection with an assault on the bus driver having yanked the steering wheel, causing the driver to stop the bus on Wyken Croft, Coventry on 27th January 2015.

"If you can, please contact Crimestoppers or call 101, ext 7934 6464 to speak with PC 8328 Stuart Watson & PC 7100 Michael Harkin at the Coventry Police CCTV Team. Crime Ref No: 20CV/16826B/15."

One user on Flickr summed up what many people who have seen the footage were probably left thinking, writing simply: "What an idiot."

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