Bus rider pepper sprays fellow passenger 

No one ever said riding public transit was easy. For one SamTrans passenger who was pepper sprayed aboard a bus in Daly City on Thursday morning, the commute was downright painful.

A SamTrans spokeswoman said the incident involved a southbound Route 120 bus traveling near Lake Merced Boulevard and South Park Plaza Drive at about 9:15 a.m.

"Someone onboard the bus sprayed pepper spray on a passenger who was exiting the rear door of the bus," spokeswoman Christine Dunn said.

The attacker ran away, and the person who was misted by the pain-inducing substance declined assistance, she said.

The bus operator pulled the vehicle over, opened the windows and radioed transit police to report to the scene, according to Dunn. The remaining passengers exited the bus.

The substance dissipated before transit police arrived, and the driver canceled the request for assistance. The bus resumed service within seven minutes.

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