Female passengers SPITS in the face of the bus driver because he refused to stop where she wanted after an extraordinary eight-minute argument for bewildered commuters
- Rebecca Negri launched an eight-minute verbal attack on the bus driver
- He asked Negri to get out several times before she spit on his face and shoulder
- When the police asked why she spit on him, she said “he stopped in the wrong place”
- Negri has verbally and racially abused staff during her court case on Wednesday
A woman abused a bus driver for eight minutes before she spit on him because he had not dropped her off wherever she wanted.
Rebecca Louise Negri, 26, responded ‘off the charts’ to the fact that in August she had to walk a little further in Ridgewood, on the outskirts of Perth.
The bus driver asked Negri to get out several times, but Negri continued to ‘verbally abuse him’, Joondalup’s court heard.
In a final act of defiance, Negri spat on his eye and shoulder before marching off the bus, The Western Australian reported.
Rebecca Louise Negri, 26, responded ‘off the charts’ to walking a little further in Ridgewood, on the outskirts of Perth, last August
The police were able to track down Negri by tracing her SmartRider bus pass.
Asked by the police why she spit on the man, she answered, “He stopped in the wrong place.”
During her trial at the Joondalup Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, Negri began verbally and racially abusing court staff.
“This only shows your anger if you don’t get your own way, because you have had to wait all day,” said magistrate Sandra De Maio.
“You had a totally unacceptable, off-the-charts response.”
Negri’s lawyer Sophie Taylor said her outburst came a few hours after she had a fight with her ex-boyfriend.
“She couldn’t scream at him because of his violent nature, so she might carry that anger,” Taylor told the court.
In a pre-sentence report, Taylor said that Negri had problems with anger management and sent an apology letter to the bus driver.
The prosecutor Sgt Tony Osborne condemned Negri’s “terrible attack” and said the bus driver was “just doing his job.”
Negri was sentenced to one year in prison and suspended suspended for 12 months.
Asked by the police why she spit on the man, she answered: “He stopped in the wrong place”