This video shows a man desperately clinging onto the front of a moving school bus in an effort get the bus driver to open the door.
The video is captioned, “After a school bus driver refused to open the door of the vehicle and allow a man onboard, he grabbed onto the hood of the vehicle. The incident was recorded on video. Baltimore County authorities now say the man has been arrested.”
“A man seen on video clinging to the front of a moving Baltimore County school bus has been arrested, police said. County police said the incident occurred around 3:15 p.m. Thursday in the area of Putty Hill and Hoerner avenues in Parkville.”
The man on the hood repeatedly yells, “Open the door!”, to which the bus driver says, “No!”
The man then slams his fist on the hood of the bus. The elderly man has a gray mustache, is wearing an NRA hat and a gray T-shirt.
From the sound of the children on the bus, it does not appear that anyone on the bus knows the man begging for entry.
The bus drivers slow to speed where the man can safely get off the bus, but instead the man begins threatening that he will call the cops. The bus driver responds saying, “Good, you call them. Get off the bus.”
Why is this man so mad?
The bus was transporting children from Loch Raven Academy, according to WBALTV 11.
Once police arrived on the scene and arrested the man, Leverne Ardin Doran, 68, of Nottingham, told police that he enraged because a bottle had been thrown from the bus and hit his vehicle.
The bus driver told police that he did not open the door because he feared for the safety of the students on board. Once Doran had clung to the front of the bus, the bus driver said he began slowly making his way to the Parkville Precinct; however before they could make it, the bus was stopped.
According to charging documents, Doran caused damage to the bus and was able to force the door open and get on board. Once on the bus, Doran yelled at the driver, police said. When police arrived on the scene they were able to remove the man from the bus.
“We happened to have an off-duty officer who was present in the area who assisted and intervened quickly. He came over, separated all of the parties, and at that time, the suspect was arrested on scene without incident,” Bylen explained.
He faces charges of disorderly conduct and destruction of property. He has been released from custody.
Police said that at no time were the children in danger.
Police also advise against confronting other drivers on the road in this manner. They advise drivers to write down as much identifying information as you can about a traffic or road rage incident and report it to police, rather than taking matters into your own hands.
Doran’s final judgment is not known at this time.