Angry Woman Maces SEPTA Bus Driver: Police

An angry woman maced a SEPTA driver trying to help a wheelchair passenger board the bus Tuesday night.

"The woman was very angry because she felt the bus should have stopped for her in mid-block," said SEPTA Transit Police Chief Thomas J. Nestel III.

The victim was working Route 47 in the Olney neighborhood of Philadelphia around 7:45 p.m. and stopped at N. 5th and West Olney Avenue to assist the wheelchair passenger.

The woman maced the female bus driver and inadvertently hit the passenger in the wheelchair, Nestel said.

Highway Patrol arrested the woman.

According to Nestel, the bus operator and passenger were taken to Einstein Hospital for treatment.

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