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Where Do You Get Off?

A 50-something woman sitting in the back of a New York, N.Y., city bus got upset when the driver told her to put out her cigarette. She wouldn’t get off the bus, so the driver stopped and called police. But while he was helping other riders to the street, authorities said, the smoker seized the wheel and started driving. She got three blocks up Third Avenue before another bus blocked her way and the cops nabbed her. They took her to a hospital to be evaluated. (AC/WNBC New York) ...She defied the sacred authority of a bus driver! She must be mentally ill!
Original Publication Date: 13 March 2016
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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