On the bright side, our bus drivers tend to keep their genitalia in their pants.
As recent accusations against a Portland bus driver suggest, that's not always the case. We should thank our lucky stars.
According to KGW, a male TriMet bus driver was recently placed on administrative leave after an alleged incident last Friday in which a female rider claims he made sexually suggestive remarks to her and then whipped out his penis. The woman, who was riding the Line 9 bus at the time of the alleged flashing, and is described by her husband, Wayne Hortona, in the aftermath of the event as "shaken up," says she was the last rider on the bus at the time of the disgusting ordeal.
Naturally, the accusation has caused no small amount of concern in the Rose City - as it would anywhere. TriMet and local police have both launched investigations, and the unsavory story is now obviously making the media rounds.
The woman's husband tells KGW the bus is the family's only mode of transportation, which is just one of the reasons they're so distraught over the unwanted penis shot.
As KGW reports:
"We've never heard of anything like this before," Hortona said. "(The bus driver) is supposed to be our safe-haven. He was the predator."
If the accusations are true, that's just one of the many unflattering adjectives one could use to describe him.