On September 19, Antioch Police arrested a 32-year-old male who tried to push a bus driver out of the seat and grab at the steering wheel.
The incident at 8:48 pm, 32 year old Adam Smith got onto a Tri Delta bus at the Bay Point BART station. He refused to pay for his fare and the bus driver was afraid of Smith so she didn’t push the issue.
Smith began asking other passengers for money and talking about God as he talked to himself.
According to Antioch Police, Smith tried to push the bus driver out of her seat while the bus was moving and grabbed at the steering wheel to turn the bus from its course. The driver was able to maintain control of the bus and pulled to the curb at Sycamore Dr. and Auto Center Dr. in Antioch where she called for the police.
Officers contacted Smith, but he refused officers’ commands and struggled with the officers. Smith was ultimately arrested and taken to county jail for carjacking and resisting arrest.
According to Tri Delta Transit, they clarified the police report stating the passenger never attempted to take control of the bus and no attempt was made to take control of the coach. They said the situation was not as serious as it appears.