8. Two Brooklyn Bus Drivers Attacked on the Same Day
City: New York
In unrelated incidents, two Brooklyn bus drivers were attacked by passengers within minutes of each other one day in September, only days after another bus driver in the Bronx was savagely beaten by a fare-jumper. The 30-year-old bus driver stopped to let a passenger off around 11 a.m. on Sept. 24 when he reportedly felt a "nasty sting" in his shoulder, the result of having been stabbed by a syringe. Luckily, there didn't appear to be any sort of infectious disease (or heroin) in the device's pump, so the bus driver escaped the incident relatively unharmed. A female rider assaulted another driver just minutes later. All of the violence resulted from squabbles over a few quarters.