Watch: Riders exact street justice on bus attacker

Posted: 7:08 AM, Apr 22, 2014
Updated: 2014-04-22 07:08:56-04

NEW YORK CITY (PIX11) — A belligerent bus rider who was caught on camera attacking a pair of senior citizens received a taste of street justice from fellow riders, who took him down and tossed him onto a sidewalk.

The nearly 2-minute video starts with a straphanger verbally assaulting a woman sitting down in the bus’ priority seating. He goes on an expletive laden, sexually derogatory tirade, gradually moving closer toward the victim.

Soon after, a rider with a cane stands up to defend the woman and the attacker pounces, knocking the man’s cane from his hand.

That’s when several riders sprang into action, repeatedly punching the attacker then pushing him out of the bus.

The incident happened Saturday on an MTA bus in New York City, according to a LiveLeak user who posted the video online. However, the user did not mention along which line the attack occurred.

A spokesperson for the MTA said the incident is under investigation.

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A still image from a cellphone video shows the moments before a belligerent bus rider attacked a senior citizen then was beat down by other passengers. (Photo: LiveLeak)