More Violence in Bermuda.
From The Royal Gazette
By Gareth Finighan
Published Feb 11, 2014
Juliet Pearman-Tucker, who has worked as a bus driver for 15 years, suffered from facial bruising and a sprained shoulder in the attack and is likely to be off work for the rest of the week.
Ms Pearman-Tucker said she was heading into Hamilton from the west end when she stopped to pick up two passengers outside the Henry VIII Pub shortly after 11am.
A woman believed to be in her 20s boarded the bus and told the driver she was transferring from another vehicle.
When Ms Pearman-Tucker pointed out that she would have to pay a fare, the passenger ignored her and sat down. The confrontation escalated after Ms Pearman-Tucker said she would call the police if the passenger did not disembark.
The driver claims that when she took out her cell phone and began dialing a number, the passenger got up from her seat, ran to her and began trying to wrestle the phone from her.
In the ensuing violence, Ms Pearman-Tucker was punched in the face.
“I was completely shocked, I just didn’t see it coming. I just feel so embarrassed and humiliated by the whole experience.
“We had tourists on-board and they felt embarrassed for me.”
The Royal Gazette understands that a suspect has been arrested and is expected to appear before the courts shortly.
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