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Monday, October 30, 2006

Funny news item of the day

FERN PARK, Fla. - (AP) -- A 15-year-old boy was arrested when deputies stopped him driving a stolen bus along a public transit route, picking up passengers and collecting fares, authorities said Sunday.

Ritchie Calvin Davis took the bus Saturday from the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, where it was parked awaiting sale at an auction, a Seminole County sheriff's report said. The bus belongs to the Central Florida Transportation Agency, which runs LYNX public transit services in the Orlando area.

Passengers and deputies noted Davis drove the bus at normal speeds and made all the appropriate stops on the route. One passenger, suspicious of the youthful looks of the driver, called 911.

There were two passengers on the bus when deputies stopped it in Fern Park, an Orlando suburb about 12 miles north of the fairgrounds where the bus was stolen. Authorities believe Davis picked up a total of three passengers and collected only a few dollars on his Saturday morning drive.

The teen was charged with grand theft auto and driving without a license. A court hearing was scheduled Tuesday to determine if he will be charged as an adult or a juvenile.


  • At 10/30/2006 02:03:00 PM, Blogger Janelle said…

    LMAO. That is the funniest thing I have hear this week. Okay, so it's only Monday but it is still really funny.

    I know what the kid did was VERY wrong and it should not be done. However, he made all the appropriate stops, there were about three passengers, and only collected a few meesily bucks. Sounds like everything he did was right except for taking the bus. So it wrong for me to say "Just give him a fine and let him walk way?"


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