Elderly woman arrested after refusing to get off bus at mall
A Bridgeport woman was arrested for interfering with the duties of an officer and breach of peace in the second degree at the Westfield Trumbull Mall around 6 p.m. Thursday, June 16.
Police said Geannie Rogers, 70, threatened and insulted a bus driver at the shopping park after trying to obtain a senior discount.
According to a report, the driver asked for Rogers’ driver’s license and she became very upset and unruly.
She made several disparaging remarks about the female driver’s sexual orientation, the report added, before the Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority employee asked the 70-year-old woman to get off the bus, which she refused. Rogers then called 911 on the bus.
Trumbull police responded to the scene and found that Rogers was uncooperative. The report said that she told police the only way she was getting off the bus was “in handcuffs” and demanded that her ticket be refunded.
The Bridgeport resident also refused to give police her name and address.
A Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority manager arrived at the scene and told Rogers her ticket would be refunded. Police were then finally successful at getting her off the bus.
She was released at the scene and scheduled to appear in court Monday, June 27.
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