CTA Bus Driver Hit With Stun Gun, Robbed

Sunday, Mar 3, 2013  |  Updated 2:56 PM CDT
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A CTA bus driver was shocked with a stun gun and robbed while at the wheel of her bus Saturday morning in the Austin neighborhood, according to authorities.

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A CTA bus driver was shocked with a stun gun and robbed while at the wheel of her bus Saturday morning in the Austin neighborhood, according to authorities.

Police responded to a 911 call by another CTA bus driver that a woman driver was unconscious at the wheel of her bus. A man walking by noticed the woman slumped over her steering wheel in the 5900 block of West Jackson Boulevard and flagged down another bus to call for help, officials said.

The 40-year-old driver told police she was headed west on Jackson Boulevard when she picked a man wearing a dark mask who soon began yelling he needed to get off the bus, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer O'Brien.

The man reportedly hit the driver with a Taser several times rendering her unconscious before rummaging through her pockets and taking her money.

The driver was taken to Loretto Hospital where she was treated then released.

No one is currently in custody and Area North detectives are still investigating.
 

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