*Some of the infamous current events have turned into major cash cows for some.
Remember Antoine Dodson? His stock shot up after his ordeal and it appears that someone else is looking to cash in on the latest media frenzy.
Two separate sites are selling two different t-shirts that are related to the Cleveland bus driver, Artis Hughes, incident where he dealt a wicked uppercut to a female passenger who had been harassing him while he was driving his bus.
Besides the fact that any woman who reads the news will probably never get with him, he’s now jobless. Double whammy.
RTA issued a statement following the company’s course of action, explaining that Artis’ actions were inexcusable and doesn’t follow with the company’s conflict policies.
“Mr. Hughes claims that his actions were in self-defense. The evidence does not support that claim,” the statement read. “We expect our employees to diffuse any potential situation. We do not believe that Mr. Hughes took the proper steps to diffuse this situation. The proper procedure would have been to pull over and stop the bus, then call Transit Police for assistance.”
However, the employee manual says that in extreme cases such as self defense is it reasonable to use force.
The video of the incident shows Artis reacting to the passenger after the woman spit on him. When reports first surfaced, there was question whether or not she landed the first blow.
*Artis Hughes, the Cleveland RTA bus driver who was recorded upper cutting a female passenger is getting his revenge.
His company has filed disorderly conduct charges against Shidea Lane, who was also caught on camera doing some thangs of her own.
When asked to pay her way, Shidea proceeded to yell, hurl insults and spit on 22-year-old driver, Artis Hughes.
While his actions are not quite justified, he still gets to have his day in court with the woman who instigated the assault. Artis remains on suspension without pay as the investigation moves right along.
See Hughes execute the infamous upper cut against Lane, here.
*Over the weekend, folks all over the country were in an uproar over an incident on a local Cleveland bus that went haywire.
There was a 22- year career at stake, but once a female passenger became irate and began to hit and push the driver…well, of course, all hell broke loose!
The 25-year old female passenger, Shi’dea Lane, is shown on a now viral cell phone video from September 18, just a cussin’, pushin’, and maybe even spittin’ on a 59-year old male bus driver Artis Hughes, now known as “Smokin’ Joe Frasier.”
We gave him that moniker because of the vicious upper cut he delivered to Lane’s chin after she pushed him just a little too far.