Passenger Kidnaps Muni Driver, Hijacks Bus

Passenger Kidnaps Muni Driver, Hijacks Bus
Sunnydale Avenue and Hahn Street. | Photo: Google
By Walter Thompson - Published on January 29, 2018.

A Muni driver was kidnapped last night by a passenger who claimed to be armed, police have reported.

The incident occurred at 9:42pm near Sunnydale Avenue and Hahn Street in the Sunnydale district when a man in his twenties boarded a bus, approached the 30-year-old male driver, and said he was in possession of a handgun.

The suspect threatened the driver and ordered him to drive him to a specific location; when the bus reached Sunnydale Avenue and Santos Street—about a block away—the suspect got off the bus and fled on foot.

According to police, the suspect may have simulated being in possession of a weapon.

Anyone who has information about this incident is encouraged to contact SFPD via the department's anonymous tip line at 415-575-4444, or text TIP411 with "SFPD" at the start of the message.

Here’s why we usually don’t include suspect descriptions in crime reports.