Cops: Woman Told to Stop Smoking Instead Hijacks Bus

She only made it 3 or 4 blocks
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2016 11:33 AM CST
Cops: Woman Told to Stop Smoking Instead Hijacks Bus
An MTA bus in New York in 2007.   (AP Photo/David Karp)

Beware the woman with a cigarette craving. Police say a passenger on an MTA bus in Manhattan went haywire Tuesday when she was told to stop smoking. She refused to put out her cigarette or get off the bus, forcing the driver to pull over and wait for police, reports NBC New York. But as the driver was helping passengers disembark, the woman hijacked the bus and drove it for three or four blocks before another bus blocked her path, police say. The woman allegedly said she stole the bus because people were following her, per ABC 7. She was taken to a hospital for an evaluation and charges are pending, reports CBS New York. (More weird crimes stories.)

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