Female Bus Driver Got Urine Thrown In Her Face 4/16/2019

New York, NY — Trellis Robinson, a 43-year old MTA bus driver, suffered from injuries after a man attacked her and threw urine in her face while she was at a bus stop loading up passengers. The incident is just one of many recently reported attacks on bus operators in the New York City area.Robinson was driving a BX2 route last Friday and was stopped at 138th Street and Grand Concourse when a man on the sidewalk suddenly threw a liquid — believed to be urine — on her face.

“I made the right turn to load up my passengers, as they loaded I close the door and I as I proceeded to turn my head to look in the mirror to pull out of the bus stop he was at my window,” Robinson told NBC 4 New York.

Robinson said the shocking incident has been traumatic for her.

“It literally went all in my face my hair, it dripped all down the left side of my body, it went inside my shirt. All around my neck,” Robinson said.

Earlier that day, another female bus conductor was punched in the face and splashed with urine at Brooklyn Avenue Station before the suspect fled.

Both women were treated at a local hospital after suffering from pain, nausea, and redness and burning sensation around the eyes.

Oneshia Portlette-Shade, chairwoman of the Transport Workers Union Local 100, said the attack was a part of a growing problem. In other incidents, bus drivers have been spit on, thrown with bleach, and even stabbed.

“These senseless attacks are disgusting and disgraceful,”  NYC Transit President Andy Byford said. “I’ve asked NYPD to step up patrols in response to the subway incident in addition to our prior request to increase police presence on buses, and we will do whatever we can to help NYPD identify the perpetrator or perpetrators including sharing any video surveillance that may exist.”

No one has been arrested yet in connection to the attack. An investigation is ongoing and the police are still looking for the suspect, who was described as “a black male, about 5-feet-7 inches tall, 160 to 180 pounds, wearing a Navy sweatshirt with a hood, khaki pants and red sneakers.”

2 sister in Miami was killed in a drive by shooting in Miami 4/16/2019

NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade police homicide investigators continue to try to solve an apparent drive-by shooting that left two sisters dead and 2 other people hospitalized in Northwest Miami-Dade.

Juan Perez, the Director of Miami-Dade Police, is calling this case a top priority and stopped by the CBS4 live truck at the crime scene late Monday afternoon to make a public appeal for the community to come forward.

Perez told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench, “I have two daughters of my own. This case is of ultimate importance and I can’t imagine the mother and father’s grief knowing that their daughters lost their lives for nothing being caught up in a crossfire. I can’t even imagine what they are going through and the grief they share. So that’s why I am out here appealing to the community and asking for help. I wanted to spark up some interest in this and I am so grateful that you are here doing this story. Because anytime we accept the horrific gun violence this can be the result and so I am asking that people come forward.”

Just hours before Perez spoke, a Stop the Violence truck drove by the crime scene repeatedly with a flashing message appealing for the public’s help in this case.

Police say Stephanie Telusme, 27, and her 23-year-old sister, Joanna, were shot and killed near Northwest 19 Avenue and 60 Street early Sunday morning.

Their family says they were visiting a friend before they went out for the night.

“They weren’t even the ones who were targeted. They were innocent bystanders, according to their cousin Terry Silien. “It’s just a sad unfortunate situation right now that my family has to go through and have to bury two young ladies,” he continued.

“They were just out to enjoy a Saturday night and this happened,” he said. “They were here to visit friends.”

Two other shooting victims, Robert Allen, 30 and Jennifer Charles, 24, were also shot and transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center in stable condition, Miami-Dade police say.

Officers responded immediately after receiving a ShotSpotter signal around 1:30am Sunday. When police attempted to stop a vehicle leaving the area, the driver refused to stop, and soon after, abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot.

Police set up a perimeter and three men were detained and questioned, however, two were released and the third was arrested for an unrelated possession of marijuana charge.

No arrests have been made in connection to the shooting. The motive is still unknown.

It’s not known who was being targetted.