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SUSPECT SOUGHT IN BUS BATTERY

Surveillance Video Released

BSO Case Number: 90-1209-000937
PIO Number: 12-10-14
Date: September 10, 2012
Time: 8:54 p.m.
Place of Occurrence: 2800 block of West Sunrise Boulevard, unincorporated Central Broward near Fort Lauderdale
Jurisdiction: Central Broward
 

Victim(s):

  • Peter McKenzie, 54, male

Suspect(s):

  • Unidentified

Description of Incident:

When a bus driver confronted a rude, disruptive passenger, the passenger punched him in the face and ran. Now, Broward Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes detectives are releasing surveillance video in the hopes of identifying the suspect who committed the felony offense.

The confrontation between Broward County Mass Transit driver Peter McKenzie and the unidentified passenger occurred shortly before 9 p.m. September 10, 2012 in the 2800 block of West Sunrise Boulevard near Fort Lauderdale.

McKenzie told BSO investigators he approached the male passenger because he kept pulling the stop line and wouldn’t take his feet off the seat where he was sitting. Words were exchanged between the men, and McKenzie returned to his driver’s seat. Next, the suspect walked toward the front of the bus, punched McKenzie on the left side of face with a closed fist and ran off the bus headed north on Northwest 28 Avenue.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call BSO Violent Crimes Det. Scott Erdelyi at (954) 321-4224 or contact Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at (954) 493-TIPS (8477) or online at www.browardcrimestoppers.org.

MEDIA NOTE: THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO IS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR REPRODUCTION AT WWW.SHERIFF.ORG.

INVESTIGATORS: VCU Det. S. Erdelyi, CID

THIS REPORT BY: Veda Coleman-Wright/PIO Central Broward October 12, 2012 1135

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