A 28 year old man has been sentenced after a TTC bus driver was attacked and robbed late last year.
On December 17, a man tried to grab a transfer from a TTC operator at Yonge Street and Queen’s Quay. The driver tried to block him, and that’s when he was punched in the head and face. And when the employee feel to the floor, he was kicked in the head.
The man was able to flee the scene with the driver’s wallet and cell phone.
Adedotun Agunbiade was later arrested charged with assault causing bodily harm and robbery. He was sentenced to time served, plus an additional 6 months for each offence, and fined $400.
Agunbiade was also placed on probation for two years, and ordered to stay off TTC property, including TTC vehicles, for 2 years, and to stay away from the victim.
The TTC says one employee is assaulted every day, ranging from punching, slapping and spitting, to threats of physical harm or death. The TTC’s Court Advocates work with Crown Attorneys and the Courts to ensure the stiffest penalties possible for those convicted of assault or threats on TTC employees, and continue to seek limits on the use of public transit in Toronto for those convicted of these crimes.