Man punches bus driver in her face

Police are looking for a man who punched a SEPTA bus driver in the face on New Year's Eve in Pennsylvania.

It happened at 10:34 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2019, on Route 113 at Pembroke and Oak avenues in East Lansdowne.

Police say the man refused to pay the fare, argued with the bus operator, then punched her.

The man was last seen fleeing on Oak Avenue.

Police hope the release of the video and a $1,000 reward will help them find the attacker.

"Instead of celebrating, one of our operators was getting punched in the face," said SEPTA Transit Police Chief Thomas J. Nestel. "It's outrageous. Absolutely outrageous. "

"A woman just doing her job, driving a bus with passengers, when a person interferes with our operators to the point where it jeopardizes the safety of that operator and the other people," he continued. "We take that personal."

Police say the bus operator had her glasses broken and had a few cuts to the face.

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Location: Pennsylvania