WASHINGTON — The latest complaint against a Metro operator may be the most disturbing yet. Transit agency officials say a bus operator got into an argument with a passenger and refused to let that passenger off the bus last Saturday.
After Metro Transit Police responded and took statements from the driver, the passenger and witnesses, they determined that the driver of the bus, Michael Eric Robinson, wrongfully detained the woman. They charged him with kidnapping.
The July 25 episode unfolded on the D14 line to the Southern Avenue station in Prince George’s County.
According to the police reports, the woman boarded the bus at the Suitland Metro stop and got into a verbal dispute with the driver, who reported to Metro Transit Police he was holding a disorderly passenger. The passenger then took a picture of the bus number to later file a complaint.
When the woman went to leave the bus, Robinson pulled the bus over and refused to let her leave until Metro Transit Police arrived. The bus was stopped for a half hour.
Robinson has been placed on administrative leave as the investigation into the incident continues.
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