Woman without fare cusses out, punches MTA Manhattan bus driver who won’t let her ride

Wes Parnell, New York Daily News
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A woman who didn’t have the fare to get on a Manhattan MTW bus cussed out the bus driver, calling him the n-word before punching him in the face, police sources said Sunday.

The rider boarded the bus at W. 14th St. near Sixth Ave. in Greenwich Village about 1:25 p.m. Wednesday but was told she needed to pay the $2.75 fare to ride, sources said.

“You b---h a— n----,” the woman yelled before punching the driver twice in the side of the head with her right fist, sources said.

The bus driver was treated for swelling and bruising at the scene, declining further medical attention, police said.

The woman ran off west down W. 14th St. but not before surveillance cameras captured her image.

Cops released images of the suspect on the bus and asked the public’s help identifying her and tracking her down.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.