A Chicago man who attacked a bus driver and a passenger with a bag of frozen chicken has been arrested and charged with assault. Yes, you read that correctly.
Police said that when the driver stopped the bus to help the woman, Russell swung the bag at the 53-year-old driver, hitting him in the face and kicking his body, breaking the driver’s nose and jaw and knocking out one of his teeth. The woman, 48, who didn’t want to be identified, told CNN she was not seriously injured.
Police arrested Russell and brought him to a nearby hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.
Russell is no stranger to bizarre incidents on the bus, DNA Info pointed out. In 2014, he was sentenced to two years in prison for making a false bomb threat on a CTA bus claiming he was a “jihad against the white devil.”
On Friday, his bail was set in a Cook County court for $100,000.