A suspect who has yet to be located "busjacked" a 16-passenger SkyPark shuttle bus at SFO on Tuesday, and no one was harmed in the process.
As KPIX reports, the male suspect approached the shuttle bus just before noon on Tuesday, spreading his arms to block passengers from boarding and saying, "I'm taking this bus." He then boarded the shuttle and told the passengers on board to get off. They and the female driver say that the man spoke calmly, and with authority, and some thought that he was supposed to be doing this.
The driver put up some protest and tried to radio to headquarters, but then complied with the man's demands — even though he had no weapons — and the man took the driver seat. He began to drive away, but then stopped to ask the driver how to close the boarding door.
"I'm not helping you with that," the driver reportedly said.
KTVU reports that the suspect is a "clean-cut" white male in his 20s or 30s, and he was wearing a black shirt and black shorts.
The shuttle bus was later found abandoned in Berkeley, where it apparently had run out of gas, as KPIX tells us. It was left straddling several lanes of Ashby Avenue.
No passengers were threatened or injured, and nothing was stolen besides the bus. It was ultimately towed back to a maintenance facility in South San Francisco.
The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is investigating the case, and the suspect is at large, but is not considered dangerous.
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