JAMAICA, Queens (PIX11) — A teen wanting a free ride on a Queens bus ended up arrested after getting into a dispute with an MTA driver Tuesday.
Video obtained by the Daily News shows 16-year-old Kobe Vaughn arguing with the driver aboard a Q112 bus near Guy R. Brewer Blvd.
Witnesses told the News that Vaughn asked the driver if he could ride for free.
The driver can be heard calling the teen a “bum a**” because he couldn’t pay the fare.
“If I was a grown man, would you be doing this?” Vaughn asks the driver.
Vaughn refuses to get off the bus, at which point the situation escalates with the driver attempting to shove him off the bus.
“It was really horrible,” a woman told the paper. “It was unbelievable. I didn’t think it would escalate to that point.”
After finally getting off the bus, the teen allegedly threw a garbage can at the door.
According to the News, Vaughn has been charged with criminal mischief.
The driver of the bus was not charged, but an MTA spokesman said, “Bus operators are instructed to avoid any type of altercation in cases involving fare evasion. The incident is under investigation.”