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Cleveland Bus Uppercut Victim Speaks Out About Fight [Video]

Uppercut victim speaks out

The female passenger who was punched in the jaw by a Cleveland bus driver is giving her side of the story. Given the force of the blow from the driver, “I felt like I was on Mortal Kombat,” she revealed.

The victim, identified by Fox 8 Cleveland as Shidea Lane, 25, spoke out publicly for the first time to the Fox affiliate about the incident that was captured on a cell phone video that went viral:

“The bus driver didn’t think I had any money to get on the bus and I was looking for it, trying to tell him that I have money to get on the bus. Can you just let me find it? And from there it just escalated…

“It’s amazing to see how a man would hit a woman that hard. Are you serious? You could have pulled me off the bus. You can’t really touch anyone, but for real? You really punched me?”

Lane would not comment on her role in apparently antagonizing the driver, however. “That’s why I want to talk to my lawyer. I don’t really want to, I can’t answer that question. It’s more than that,” Lane explained.

Lane admitted that in the future, she would handle things differently. “And if something like this escalates, I would just remove myself quickly.”

The bus driver has been suspended indefinitely without pay; the bus company has put out statement that his behavior was unacceptable and apologized to all its customers. A Facebook page has been set up in support of the driver being reinstated, however. He has not made any comment to the media to this point.

The incident itself is under investigation.

Watch Shidea Lane’s interview with Cleveland reporter Mellisa Reid of Fox 8:

This Fox video contains an interview with a passenger who witnessed the confrontation:

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37 Responses to “Cleveland Bus Uppercut Victim Speaks Out About Fight [Video]”

  1. Paula Qualls Gurley

    Maybe she will think twice before she spits and hits someone else. Boo effin hoo! "On a scale of 1 to 100, it was 100……I can't speak to that". Yeah, her lawyer told her to shut the hell up if she wants to make big money. Now this ignorant bitch will get some of the money honest, decent hardworking people pay for transit. Yeah, the driver should not have hit her…….but she asked for it. I have no sympathy for those who get what they ask for and then don't like it.

  2. Le'Andre Oden

    looking at that interview she act like she wasn't at falt, and she's the innocent one. But let me tell you something, you are a 100% wrong and you got what you deserve and the courts should put your ass in jail to for spitting on him and hitting him in his face. There a federal law in place to protect transit operator as well as city and federal employee. if he go to jail your ass should go to, and I hope you don't get a dime.

  3. Triz Zabala

    sorry but I cant answer to that its just its just more to that you know what I mean…lmfao sounds like a bunch of BULLSH**.

  4. David Ford

    Good for the bus driver! Who the hell dose she think she is causing trouble while he is driving the buss and endangering everybody else. Press charges against her!

  5. Stephen S Wilson

    Listening to that interview with her, if anyone thinks this woman is sane they are crazy. Lock her ass up.

  6. Jeff Monroe

    When you spit in someones FACE…You better b looking to get a damn uppercut…And some more sh++….

  7. Bonnie Fredmund

    It's a wonder why anyone would choose to work for RTA if they allow someone spitting on the driver and they should of stood up for a man who worked for them for 22 years. She should of been knocked cold! People think they can do whatever they want and if she gets money over this issue we all need to get on our knees and pray for change in this world.

  8. Kristie Lee Crowl

    If this chick would of been at the airport the TSA would have tasered her butt 5 minutes before this bus driver hit her. Most people have only watched the uppercut, I watched the whole confortation and I truly believe she deserved it. And your right, she will be the one who makes alot of money off this. Nuts! Can not believe she is on the news complaining about it, you got what you deserve, learn from it.

  9. Mark Losben

    TSOs don't have tasers, moron. They are the most maligned of all govt. servants, getting paid peanuts to take abuse from dirtbags like you! Get your facts straight!

  10. Kristie Lee Crowl

    Regardless moron, someone would of taken her out. I don't fly anymore since I had to fly with my marine husband and they made him take off his shoes, while he was in uniform. Point is, this man put up with way more crap than he should of.

  11. Mark Losben

    I called you moron first..and here's why. Don't you realize that the TSO is only following orders from high ranking agency officials, many of which are retired marine officers! TSO's (Federal Officers!) don't act independently, they follow orders just like your husband. and why should he be exempt . Who says he is any more trustworthy than anyone else.

  12. Jill Ed

    I think they are both at fault. One action does not condone another. He could have just thrown her off the bus.

  13. Rita Reet Leak

    Spitting on someone is disrespectful and downgrading. Not only that she"s putting other in danger doing this while he is driving. She got what she deserve.

  14. Eric Baker

    according to her interview she didn't want a free ride she was going to pay for the ride she just had to find the money. question is how do you look for your money wen you are yelling, spitting and grabbing the driver? SO I guess the driver decided to pay her for riding the service! thank you for riding now" FINISH HER" I guess she learned that day interviewer: DID YOU TOUCH THE DRIVER FIRST? Shidea Lane’s : NO COMMENT I NEED MY LAWYER. SHE DESERVED IT!

  15. Bre Worles

    Hell yea. Omg and dey talkin bout firing dis guy like wtf??????? She touched him first. Can't nobody in dey right mind say they wouldn't have done the same thing after getting straight up disrespected like dat

  16. Eric Baker

    i agree, suspend driver fro protecting himself let dummy go with endangering other peoples life on the bus where is the justice in that ???

  17. DeMar Banks

    She was looking for money? What the hell where you doing while waiting for the bus, running your big ass mouth. I love black women but I cannot stand an ignoramt big mouth black woman. You deserved that

  18. Arthur Baker Jr

    You should never put your hands on anybody and not expect to get hit back. Her parents should have taught her that when she was young. Comments about age and sex: (older male vs younger female) is not the main Focus. It is about Respect. She did not respect him as an elder. She did not respect him as the safe driver of all the other riders,(he was still DRIVING). She did not respect the other riders on the bus. She was not showing respect to her parents and she was not show Self-respect. If a young/older female threatens a male law enforcement office with a knife or gun, do you really think he would think to himself "I can hit or shoot her, she has a VAGINA!"? Male, female, young or old, a threat or an attack is a threat or an attack! No matter who you are, when you open the door to violence, remember, that door swings both ways.

  19. Kishia Martinez

    SHE SPIT, AND PUT HER HANDS ON HIS NECK….. ENOUGH WAS ENOUGH, I WOULD HAVE KICKED HER BEHIND TOO, WHAT IF SHE HAD A DISEASE OR SOMETHING… SHE CAME ON THAT BUS AS A BULLY AND SHE GOT BULLIED.. I'M SORRY HE SHOULD PRESS CHARGES ON HER AND THE EXTRA STRESS SHE PUT ON HIM WITH BEING RELEASED FROM HIS JOB…. MENTAL STRESS LIKE A MUG, THE LORD WILL NOT LET THIS GO BAD FOR HIM… SPARE THE RODE SPOIL THE CHILD… AND SHE JUST GOT THE RODE…… OF COURSE IT HURTS IT WASN'T SUPPOSE TO TICKLE, BUT SHE DIDN'T THINK OF THAT WHILE SHE WAS DISRESPECTING AN OLDER PERSON EITHER…

  20. Patrice Brown

    She's Crazy, has No Respect for Herself or Her Elders. This young lady has No Home Training Whatsoever!!!! She Cussed, Assulted-Spat On, Threatened the Driver, and Endangered the passengers that were on the bus!!!! I Pray the Driver gets his Job Back, And the Young Lady needs to attend the Word Church, so that Pastor Vernon Can Pray for Her, and show her from the scriptures, how to become a productive citizen in Cleveland, Ohio!!!!!!!!

  21. Mona Lualemana

    What an idiot to sit there and act like the victim. Did she really think she would get away acting a damn fool? The driver needs to get his job back

  22. Aracely Martinez

    I would have knocked the hell outta her 2!Spitting on someone is disgusting. The bus driver shouldn't have hit her but when someone spits on u & puts their hands on u its hard 2 think logically. She shouldn't get 1 damn dollar for acting ignorant! !!