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Uppercut Bus Driver

FIRED

You Broke the Rules

11/6/2012 9:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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**WARNING -- VIDEO CONTAINS REALLY BAD LANGUAGE**

The Cleveland bus driver who fired back at an aggressive female passenger with a FEROCIOUS uppercut to the face ... has been fired by his bus company.

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority has announced ... Artis Hughes was terminated from his job ... for not following policy after he was assaulted by the passenger back in September.

In a statement, the RTA explains ...  "Mr. Hughes claims that his actions were in self-defense. The evidence does not support that claim."

"We expect our employees to diffuse any potential situation. We do not believe that Mr. Hughes took the proper steps to diffuse this situation."

"The proper procedure would have been to pull over and stop the bus, then call Transit Police for assistance."

However, RTA does say ... "The customer was out of line and charges have been filed against her."

Moments after the driver smacked the woman, he told her, "She wanna be a man, I'm gonna treat you like a man."

So far, no comment from the bus driver.

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Ben Choad    

Gotta give her credit. That bitch can take a punch

611 days ago
167.

TiffC    

He should have given her the 'O.J. Treatment!'

611 days ago
168.

prettei    

Im with the bus driver! She got what she wanted. She was looking for a fight and she got one besides she attacked him first! If a woman starts to pick a fight with a man then she better be prepared to fight like one, but if ONLY if she threw the first hit. Which might i add that she did!

611 days ago
169.

Howard    

I feel bad for the driver...1st she gets on the bus and talks $hit for 10 min because her broke a$$ didn't have the fare, then proceeds to "hit and choke" the man and he is not supposed to knock her hood rat A$$ out? Now he loses his pension, salary and unemployment benefits..He is the victim all the way around..

611 days ago
170.

Ben Choad    

And that children, is why we stay behind the yellow line!

611 days ago
171.

Nekonation    

Shi'dea Lane is the name of the female who got what she deserved. She wouldn't pay the bus fare and was drunk. She grabbed the driver by his throat and spit in his face after verbally assaulting him. He shouldn't have been fired. I say self defense and he laid that classless fool on her butt.

611 days ago
172.

small asian penis    

It's typical for this stock of people, yes I said it, to act entitled and feel free to do what ever they want with out consequence. If her parents taught her a lesson as a small child, she probably wouldn't go through life making everyone else's a living hell.

611 days ago
173.

MoFaka    

she wanna act like a bitch she gonna get treated like one A MAN SHOULD NEVER HIT A LADY , THAT IS NOT HOW A LADY ACTS SO SHE GETS WHAT SHE DESERVES . PS I HATE WOMEN LIKE THAT AND IT WAS PROBABLY FOR SOMETHING STUPID .SOMEONE GET THAT MAN A JOB AND A TROPHY:D

611 days ago
174.

Susan    

If you look at the other videos, she went on and on and on, thinking she somebody tough and got shut down. i think they should've just put him on probation, but after she put her hands on him, and tried to spit (as seen in the other, longer videos)...

she needed that beating to bring her "untouchable" ass back down to earth...

611 days ago
175.

sistaelle    

Oughta have an internet site to raise hero money for him.

611 days ago
176.

MISSA    

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA awesome! bitch deserved it.

611 days ago
177.

FreeWill    

And the woman? Won't be charged or what? Equals rights, equal fights! This woman attacked the guy while he was driving, she should put in jail for endangering the lives of the passengers!

611 days ago
178.

Natalia    

She totally deserved it! Female or not - shes a waste and kudos to the driver for sticking up for himself!

611 days ago
179.

pak1    

SO WRONG THAT HOOKAH DESERVED THE UPPERCUT

611 days ago
180.

bigfoot6155    

Ladies, you want to be equal, then get ready for some reality.

611 days ago
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