Man, 34, robs a Muni bus in San Francisco and crashes into TEN cars during a ride before being hit with a DUI
- Rickey Dancy, 43, hijacked a bus and drove it 1.5 miles before being arrested
- Dancy assaulted her driver who was treated for non-life threatening injuries
- The video shows parts of the reckless ride in which he crashed into about 10 cars.
- There were no passengers on the San Francisco bus when it was stolen
- Dancy has been charged with 17 counts, including auto theft and assault.
A man in San Francisco hijacked a bus by assaulting its driver and then striking about 10 cars during a 1.5-mile ride.
The bus was stolen by 34-year-old Rickey Rene Dancy at around 8:00 pm on the Friday of Thanksgiving weekend.
There were no passengers on the bus when it was stolen, but the driver was assaulted and an ambulance was called to treat his non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
The kidnapping occurred in the city’s Mission District and Dancy was able to drive the Muni bus almost two miles to 19th Street and Guerrero Street.
After “resting”, Dancy got off the bus and tried to run away, but the police chased him down and arrested him, discovering that he was under the influence of drugs.
He was booked into the San Francisco County Jail, where he was charged with 17 counts, including assault with a deadly weapon that is not a firearm and driving a bicycle without brakes; it is unclear when that crime is alleged to have occurred.
Rickey Rene Dancy, 34, in San Francisco hijacked a bus by assaulting its driver and then striking about ten cars during a one-and-a-half mile ride.
Dancy was able to drive the bus about a mile and a half after hijacking it.
Video obtained by KRON4 shows the Muni bus traveling through the city and turning right at a corner cutting off a small car.
The bus eventually “stopped,” police said, and remained in the middle of the road while Dancy was taken into custody and the scene investigated.
No court date has been set for Dancy and her bail price had not been set as of Sunday afternoon.
Muni is San Francisco’s public transportation system and is made up of buses and light rail cars.
According to San Francisco County data, crime on the Muni has decreased over the past decade. There were about 10 Muni-related crimes per 100,000 vehicle miles in 2014 which have dropped to about two in the past two years.
Nonetheless, overall crime in San Francisco has increased since last year. Although homicides are down, assaults, robberies and rapes are up, according to San Francisco Police Department data from late October.
San Francisco police arrested Dancy after she stopped the bus and tried to escape.
According to San Francisco County data, crime on the Muni has decreased over the past decade. (Pictured: A Muni bus in Mission)
Serious crime in San Francisco is up 7.4% year-to-date over the same period in 2021