There is currently one less bus driver in Cleveland after allegedly getting in a physical altercation with a woman passenger. Yesterday a video posted on shows the bus driver and  woman having a verbal altercation, that soon escalated into something ugly and violent.

The video shows the girl throwing the first hit, followed by the bus driver yelling, “You’re going to jail now”. Unfortunately the incident didn’t end there.  With the arguing continuing and threats being thrown around, the girl is on the receiving end of an uppercut courtesy of the bus driver.   At one point, the driver chokes the woman and even pulls her hair.  During the ordeal, the girl ever once stops yelling and other passengers can be heard screaming, “she’s a girl.” The fight is eventually broken up by other passengers.

Although the woman did provoke the bus driver, he took it to another level. For a grown man to uppercut a young woman is just ridiculous and uncalled for. His reasoning, which is heard in the video, “She wanna be a man..I’mma treat you like a man”.

The names of neither the bus driver or the girl involved have been released, but a RTA Spokesperson released the following statement concerning the incident: We just saw this (video) today and are investigating.  Upon review of the video the driver was suspended immediately.  The investigation continues.



Recent updates were posted about the Ohio bus incident. The woman in question has been identified as Shidea N. Lane, 25. The bus driver involved has been employed with RTA for 22-years.

The RTA released the police reports on the incident, including statements by both combatants (see the full public report in the document viewer below). Hughes told RTA police that he had been assaulted by the young woman, but declined to press charges, RTA officials said. Transit Police and Beachwood Police were both called to the scene. Lane also did not file a report or charges against Hughes at the scene.”
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  • Shell

    she wanted to fight this man. she hit him and squared off edging him on. her ponytail on the other hand wanted no parts of it and choose to flee.

  • Shell

    she hit him while he was driving and could of killed everyone on the bus or pedestrians on the street. but, according to some of these post it would be ok because she was an emotional child.
    this girl would not stop. she didn’t even stop when she almost got her head knocked off, and tossed off the bus. she jumped her dumb ass back on the bus and continued to try to fight.

    she got was she was asking for. a fight.

  • Lizzie

    I am in no way condoning violence however, she was very disrespectful. I have friends and family members who work in the line of public transportation and they go through a lot on daily basis. Maybe that was the last straw for him. He did go too far but from what I saw she initiated the fight but hitting him first. I also like how everyone’s yelling “She’s a girl” after he hit her but they weren’t saying anything when she was popping off at the mouth to her elder.

  • Was she rude and disrespectful? Of course, but his was of handling it was uncalled for. I’m from New York and I’ve seen drivers step off the bus, dispatch the police and a Union Rep. He could have shoved her off and then close the damn door. He reacted like someone who was triggered. He could have killed her. Now he’s out of a damn job. No one won at the end of the day.

  • Just a thought

    THANK YOU, finally someone who can clearly see the right thing to do. We can talk all day about what she was doing wrong. bottom line he is the authority figure all he had to do was call the RTA police…. He was just as wrong because he told the young girl he would bring / call someone to fight her. I feel sorry that our youth have gotten to a place where they disrespect their elders; I feel worse knowing adults have forgotten how to be an example.