A bus driver in Oregon is accused of kicking off a mother and her crying baby because she couldn't "drive with that noise."
The screaming match happened on the #57 Trimet bus in Hillsboro, Oregon, last Thursday night.
According to reports, the bus driver, who is a mother herself, announced over a loudspeaker that the mother needed to quiet her baby down.
Another passenger and fellow mother, Jennifer Chapman, told The Oregonian that the baby was not crying that loudly, and that the other passengers were upset with the announcement.
"The mom wasn't sitting there indifferent, she was fussing. The mom was rocking her, trying to help her out," Chapman told KOIN Local 6.
Chapman says, when the mother failed to hush her baby, the bus driver stopped the bus and walked over to the mother and told her to get off the bus with her baby.
Chapman says she told the driver "You can't just kick a woman off the bus because her baby's crying."
To which the bus driver then replied: "If you don't like it, you can get off the bus."'
So Chapman did. She explained to the Hispanic mother, who spoke very little English, what was going on and that the driver was "crazy".
The bus then stopped a block up, KOIN reported, and the rest of the passengers got off, with some telling Chapman they had seen the driver do a similar thing to other Hispanic mothers.
Passengers complained to TriMet and the bus driver has been suspended pending an investigation.
A spokeswoman says, "It appears that this may not have followed policy. We're still investigating. Obviously it's not good customer service."
Should the bus driver be fired?
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Online Dish: Bus Driver Kicks Off Mom and Her Crying Baby
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