Are people going to start using this as a threat now? Police are still looking for the idiot that got on a bus and threatened to spread his supposed Ebola. Check it out…
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Sheriff’s deputies were searching for a man Monday who made threats while traveling on a Metro bus through Lincoln Heights.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, a man and a woman boarded the bus from Line 33 around 1:45 p.m. at Venice Boulevard and Hoover Street.
KCAL9’s Rachel Kim spoke with Metro spokesperson Paul Gonzales about the incident.
The man, who was wearing a surgical mask, proceeded to tell the driver “Don’t mess with me; I have Ebola,” according to authorities.
Officials said the driver continued to drive but called Metro Operations Control, who instructed him to keep driving.
“This is a very serious thing,” said Gonzales. “Someone who does a thing like that is trying to cause fear in the population.”
Before getting off at Venice Boulevard and Western, the man took off his mask and dropped it on the floor of the bus.
Read more: CBS Los Angeles