David Chang

Arrest Made in Caught on Cam Punch of SEPTA Operator: Officials

Police arrested a man who they say was caught on camera punching a SEPTA trolley operator in the face.

Investigators say the unidentified man was a passenger on the Route 101 trolley that was heading to the Springfield Mall station back on March 29. Police believe the man fell asleep and missed his stop. He then asked the trolley operator to let him off mid-stop but the operator refused because he wasn’t allowed to do so under trolley rules and regulations.

As the trolley approached the Springfield Mall Station, the frustrated passenger punched the operator in the face and then fled, according to officials.

The operator was not seriously hurt and immediately contacted police.

A SEPTA official told NBC10 Monday the suspect was arrested. Police have not yet revealed his identity however.

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