Mesa Police
say they’ve got their man in the case of a bus driver who was beaten several
weeks ago.  The suspect, 27 year old
Robert Nathaniel White, turned himself into Phoenix Police following the attack
on the 60 year old bus driver who survived.


Detective
Steve Berry notes the beating occurred September 8th, when the
Valley was bombarded by historical torrential rains. White’s explanation,
according to Berry:  the suspect became
enraged when the driver would not move the bus to a drier area where he could
avoid the water accumulating on the ground. 
He says White was on his way to work and did not want to get wet while
grabbing his bike from the bus bike rack. The video shows the bus driver being repeatedly punched in the head before the suspect takes off.

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Berry says White’s
family recognized him from video of the incident being broadcast and told him
to “do the right thing” and turn himself in. Mesa police then went to Phoenix
police where he surrendered.  White faces
aggravated assault charges.

–Barbara
Villa

 

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