BROOKLYN (CBS) ? Police said a New York City bus driver was stabbed to death Monday afternoon by a rider apparently angry over not receiving a free transfer.
The driver of the B-46 bus, identified as 46-year-old Edwin Thomas, was operating the bus in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn and picked up the suspect around 12:30 p.m. Monday at Malcolm X Boulevard near Gates Avenue.
Police said the man swiped an invalid fare card and sat down on the bus, then asked for a transfer slip usually available to riders.
Police told CBS 2 HD that when the driver told the man that he didn’t pay for the ride and couldn’t get a transfer, the man punched the driver in the head and stabbed him to death while other riders looked on.
“It’s crazy because, I mean, the bus driver was cool,” witness Benjamin Stacking said. “He let me on. I was 50 cents
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