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NYC Bus Driver Gets Physical With Woman Caught Smoking in Her Seat

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A New York City bus driver may get applause from many for standing up to an inconsiderate passenger who decided to light up a cigarette during a ride last week. But now, the way he did it is being probed by the city's transportation department, including an investigation into whether he took a cheap shot at the woman after he kicked her off the bus.

WNYW in New York obtained cell phone video of a woman smoking on a bus and refusing to honor passengers' pleas for her to stop. That's when the bus driver steps in and angrily, and forcefully, removes her:

The driver's actions -- especially a potential extra shove once the woman is off the bus -- have prompted a reprimand from the city's transportation department, the MTA.

WNYW explains:

Once off the bus, the situation seems to be over. But then the driver appears to take a jab while she is on the ground.

The MTA is reviewing the footage to identify and interview the driver. But the agency did say that the driver's actions were inappropriate and that he should have contacted the bus command center to get help from the NYPD.

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