A “belligerent” Muni rider is facing battery charges after a bus driver was punched and a passenger head-butted in the Inner Richmond on Sunday.
Cops were called to the 3900 block of Geary Boulevard around 1:40 a.m. The victims told the officers that a drunken 26-year-old man caused a scene on the 38-Geary Muni bus.
According to witnesses, the bumbling boozer tried to speak to a female passenger he did not know. Coming to her aid, the bus driver told the man to leave the bus. The man became belligerent, police said.
A male passenger who came to the driver’s aid was head-butted by the boozer, police said. Before the suspect fled the bus, he punched the driver in the jaw, police said.
The victims found the 26-year-old man in the 300 block of Fourth Avenue and held him down on the ground, police said. Responding cops then detained the boozer and charged him with two counts of battery, police said.
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