Angry passenger steals bus

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p dir=”ltr”>(The bus allegedly commandeered by a passenger sits at the corner of 100th Street and Third Avenue)

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p dir=”ltr”>Woman took the wheel of MTA bus after driver tried to boot her for smoking: police

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p dir=”ltr”>A passenger commandeered an MTA bus Tuesday morning after the driver tried to boot her off for smoking a cigarette, police sources said.

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p dir=”ltr”>The 34-year-old woman was arrested after wresting control of the wheel at around 7:10 a.m., driving the M-101 bus up Third Avenue from East 97th Street to East 100th Street.

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p dir=”ltr”>The incident unfolded when the unruly passenger began acting erratically and lit up a cigarette.

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p dir=”ltr”>The driver told her several times to put out her butt, but she refused.

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p dir=”ltr”>When the driver pulled over and tried to escort her off, she hopped in the driver’s seat and began rumbling up Third Avenue.

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p dir=”ltr”>The woman has been taken into custody and charges are pending.