Attack on Toronto Transit driver nets man jail time
Taiseer Abubakar, 20, was sentenced to 36 days in jail for an assault in November on a bus driver for the Toronto Transit Commission. Abubakar was accused of pouring the contents of a water bottle over the bus operator’s head and pushing him. Toronto Police arrested the suspect a short time later.
Taiseer Abubakar, 20, pleaded guilty to all charges. As well as the 36-day jail sentence, Abubakar was ordered to stay away from the driver.
On average, two TTC employees are assaulted every day, ranging from punching, slapping and spitting, to threats of physical harm or death. The TTC’s court advocates work with attorneys and courts to secure the stiffest penalties possible for those convicted of assault on TTC employees, and continue to seek limits on the use of public transit in Toronto for those convicted of these crimes.