A Brooklyn man has been arrested and charged for allegedly throwing urine on two female transit employees—a subway conductor and a bus driver—last April.
Brandon Jobson, 22, has been charged with two counts of assault for the incidents.
The incidents happened about 15 blocks away from each other in the Bronx on April 12th. The first was around 10:30 a.m., at the Brook Avenue 6 train station; the NYPD said that Jobson threw "urine that he had in a container" at a 43-year-old conductor. The suspect fled, and the conductor was taken to Westchester Square Hospital.
Then, at Grand Concourse and East 138th Street, at 11:25 p.m., Jobson allegedly threw urine on another 43-year-old on-duty MTA Bus Operator, while she was operating a northbound BX 2 bus. The suspect fled, and the driver was taken to Lincoln Hospital.
The driver, Trellis Robinson, told WABC7 at the time, "I was loading my passengers. As I proceeded to close the doors to pull off, he just doused the cup with the urine. In my face—it went in my eyes, my hair, my clothes."
After the incidents became public, TWU Local 100 President Tony Utano issued a statement saying, "Bus Operators should keep their windows closed and Train Conductors should make sure they are wearing their goggles and immediately shut their windows if someone approaches on a platform." He later added, "This abuse of transit workers is outrageous. No other group of workers gets treated like this."