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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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Just_Me    

I don't agree with men hitting women... BUT .. This foul mouthed UNLADY like behavior along with laying her hands on him and whatever else she tried to do to antagonize him kinda had it coming. You wanna act like a POS you get treated like a POS...

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rudynjudyjudy    

Everydaze I sell the book no times left for timy z`s short bus daycare adult center for homeless homosexual pappy rattys

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33.

UZURBRAIN    

He should have restrained her or maybe shook the **** out here. What was he suppose to do? The Bitch hit and spit on him! He did not keep his composure but how many of us would have been able to?

611 days ago
34.

Amalia    

She deserved it and he did what he had to do ! And shut the bitch up lol uppercut to that loud mouth was being nice, she spit on him !

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35.

mebrat24    

hope he gets his job back, who needs to take crap from a bitch like that.

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36.

rudynjudyjudy    

some alpha homosexuals hate and beat females only to tmz would that be funny.beat downs an`t funny try getting one sometime

611 days ago
37.

DaveT    

This video can teach young women some important lessons.
It shows young women out there what will **really** happen to them if they copy movies and TV and yell at men, spit on men, hit men...they'll get hit back.
Young women need to be taught that so they don't run around doing it.
First, it's wrong to walk around disrespecting men, attacking men, just based on general respect for others.
Second, it's dangerous, young women need to think of their own safety, instead of letting feminist TV/movies teach them to aggressively attack men, thereby only teaching them how to get hurt and beat up.

611 days ago
38.

rudynjudyjudy    

mace&move on if needed

611 days ago
39.

Elle    

This bus driver is a hero. He should have been given a medal and the keys to the city.

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40.

yellowbird21    

I do agree he went to far by choking her, the single self defense punch should have been enough.....on the other hand there is a difference between African Americans and Ni**ers. both are the latter. sorry not sorry

611 days ago
41.

rudynjudyjudy    

YOU NEVER HIT A FEMALE the jails are full of losers whom beat female and get blut F`ed in JAIL where they want to be.

611 days ago
42.

dd    

Oh so now a psycho can spit on you and hit you HELL NO, you are better off without them, he knocked her ass out because she could have had a weapon.

611 days ago
43.

Dch39337    

Flawless Victory!

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44.

Truth    

The guy deserves to be fired. Clearly her was baiting her and provoking her with words like saying he would bring his grand daughter over and she looks like her face was sliced up, He should have ignored her and just told her to sit down and they way he delivered that uppercut was like MIke Tyson. The guy was flat out wrong period!

611 days ago
45.

wendy    

POW!, to the moon Alice

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