CHICAGO — Police in Chicago have arrested a man who attacked a bus driver and a passenger — with a bag of frozen chicken.
Authorities say Caleb Russell, 27, tried to flirt with a woman on a Chicago Transit Authority bus last week. When the woman didn’t respond to his advances, police say Russell got angry and started hitting her with the bag of chicken.
When the bus driver stopped the bus to help the woman, Russell swung the bag at the driver, hitting him in the face, police said.
The bus driver suffered a broken nose and jaw. He also lost a tooth.
The woman, who didn’t want to be identified, told CNN she was not seriously injured.
Russell was charged with misdemeanor battery and felony aggravated battery against a transit employee. He’s being held on $100,000 bond.
Court records show Russell was sentenced to two years in prison in 2014 for threatening to blow up a transit bus.
CTA did not respond to CNN’s request for comment.