Teens Charged With Attacking CTA Bus Driver

Police: boys used shutoff switch to disable bus

Sunday, Jan 22, 2012  |  Updated 12:08 PM CDT
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Teens Charged With Attacking CTA Bus Driver

(L to R) Darius Love and Anthony Williams are both charged in an attack on a CTA bus driver.

Four teens were arrested Saturday night and charged with disabling a CTA bus and attacking the driver inside.

The attack happened around 7 p.m. Saturday in the 600 block of East 71st Street, the Tribune reported. Police said the boys -- two of whom are 13 years old -- used a shutoff switch on the outside of the bus to disable it, then boarded the bus and attacked the driver with their fists.

Police happened to be nearby, and arrived in time to catch two of the attackers. Two other boys were caught just a short time later, Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli told the paper.

A witness on the bus identified the teens as the attackers.

Darius Love, 17, was charged with misdemeanor battery and felony robbery, according to police. Anthony Williams, 17, was charged with attempted robbery.

The two 13-year-olds were charged as juveniles with misdemeanor battery.

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