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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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Romia78    

They say he didn't follow proceedure but by filing charges on her, proves that she assaulted him. I say be damn to the rule book. the minute you lay your hand (or bodily fluids in the form of spitting) on me, You gotta go Night Night! She was obviously ready to go Night Night...and he said it from his chest.

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LisaL    

Oh and I wanna know why none of the IDIOTS on the bus tried to defuse the situation?? Instead they just want to run their own mouths and not do a damn thing. Nevermind that their lives are in danger b/c this 'woman' was distracting the driver.

693 days ago
108.

Chun LI    

He should not have been fired!!!

693 days ago
109.

Jessica    

This is an injustice, that stupid hoe got what she deserved.

693 days ago
110.

ohhlivvyuhh    

Good for him. About time people stop dealing with mouthy kids! My kid would never talk that way to an adult or anybody for that matter!

693 days ago
111.

billybob    

O.k. Then bus company should offer classes to their drivers how to punch ghetto bitches out of the bus without breaking the rules...

693 days ago
112.

hohoh    

The bus driver is a hero who gave men back their balls: MANHOOD101. COM <--KEEPING BITCHES IN CHECK

693 days ago
113.

Nikki    

She had it coming a long time ago with that attitude... she deserved it.

693 days ago
114.

pancake    

that was awesome *****

693 days ago
115.

TopJimmy    

She got Snookied!

693 days ago
116.

Meanie    

This stupid c Un t has a 4 year old daughter. Another POS that shouldn't have been allowed to breed. Do a little FB search, you'll see what kind of a total POS this wackjob is.

693 days ago
117.

jeff    

Awesome! Stupid B***h got what she deserved!

693 days ago
118.

Steelerchick    

Wow!! She can take an upper cut like that???

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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

So that's what the ceiling of the bus looks like.

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120.

iguane    

Hitting a girl is not cool but, then again, that bitch was begging for it!
The driver was professional enough to consider safety first for the passengers and I find he really toerated a lot of verbal and physical abuse from her before he snapped.

As for filing a complaint, as the bus company is saying - pffffff! Most likely is that she is suing them and the deal is the bus driver is out, they'll pay her a load of money to stfo and go away.

693 days ago
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