The Scariest Bus Story Ever

@winterose (39929)
Canada
July 31, 2008 12:11pm CST
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080731/Manitoba_bus_080731 A young man is sitting on the bus with his head propped on the window sill listen to his music and minding his own business when another man comes up to him stabs him and saws his head off. Read the entire story What the heck would you do if you were in that bus? Do you think the passengers in this bus could have intervened in a different way? Have you ever been in a bus where there was any kind of violence at all?
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19 responses
@twallace (2675)
• United States
1 Aug 08
I read the whole story and that is something else. Riding the bus and this happens out of the clear blue sky. I know that they people on the bus were scared. I would have been. The man just flipped and the knife had to be really sharp to take off the head too. That is scary, riding the bus could be dangerous. Just like walking down the street and someone starts shooting. So much is going on in the world and you don't always know about it. I would have expected this to be in the world news here in the US. This is one of those type of stories that everyone should know about.
@winterose (39929)
• Canada
1 Aug 08
the officials still maintain this is an isolated case and between canada and the usa, there has only been three incidents including this one over the years where there has been such violence, once in tennesee and I forget where they said there was trouble else on the greyhound buses. but apparently in the states there is a security check there isn't one in canada and they say we don't need one this is an isolated case,
@twallace (2675)
• United States
2 Aug 08
I didn't know that something like this had happened more than once. And it has happened her in the US. That is something though, like a seen out of some horror movie. Things happen and you have not control over it and this is one of those things. The man flipped out on one person, think God it was not anyone else hurt on the bus.
@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
31 Jul 08
I experience it myself here in Kuwait, In that day I have to be in my work in JW Marriott Hotel and the service Bus already left me so i decided to go by taxi cab but nothing passed by except for a Bus so I do not have any choice at all but to be in a public Bus and I am wearing my uniform in the Hotel(Arab woman) do not like my clothes that I wore because that was a mini skirt with a proper uniform up as a Supervisor in the Reception( they were very conservative) and she never stopped talking bad words for me that i am a woman in the street because I am wearing a clothes that is not decent in her look, It was so annoying for me so I defend myself and give a fight that if she have a problem with my uniform she could go to the Management and open it with them after a man is telling I do not have to replied for a madam she called and I answer what a Madam then why she is not in her own car and I told her that she is more poor than us for that she is so angry in me..... in front of this woman all the people laugh at her and she stopped.....I cannot forget such bad incident in my life and I do learned not to be with the old woman that are so undiplomatic.
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@winterose (39929)
• Canada
31 Jul 08
that was not very nice of her. How did she know you were arabic, you may have been from a different country and it is none of her business anyway.
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@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
1 Aug 08
Thank you for the best response and you are absolutely right it is not here business but you know that is the way here in Arab if we we are conservative they will still see me especially now that I have a family in which I got married with a Kuwaiti and with a daughter already they will still see me disgrace because I am a Filipino and an Asian in Nationality but my Husband would just tell me that they are just envious.....
• Philippines
31 Jul 08
Desperate times is what we have now. I can't really be sure why some sick people would do something like that but I guess its society's fault and not entirely the fault of the criminal. Well I don't think anyone in that situation could do anything more than be horrified and watch. The biggest problem with this is that violence only gives birth to more violence. Well I have only encountered people stealing and making a hold up at public utilized vehicles but never a decapitation. If I was there I'm sure I'd be greatly affected and I may even go crazy and need lots of therapy.
@winterose (39929)
• Canada
31 Jul 08
yes grief counsellors have to be called in for the people to do deal with this stuff.
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• Philippines
1 Aug 08
Its a sad world that we live in now. I wonder if people started seeking help from psychiatrists will help.
@Grandmaof2 (7604)
• Canada
1 Aug 08
I have never been Thank God a witness to anything so horrible as this and I hope and pray I never will have to. I can not at times think, "What is this world coming to?" As long as you board a bus in a quiet manner how was the bus driver to know anything was wrong? We're at risk today no matter what we do or where we go. I( certainly feel remorse for the victims family and I would like to think that anyone reading or hear of this that believe in prayer will remember the families in prayer at least once, it's the least we can do as we need to remember this could have happened to any one of us at some point. Thank You Carol.
@winterose (39929)
• Canada
1 Aug 08
yes hon, that is so true, that poor family, and the terror of that poor man who was killed in such a gruesome manner.
@munhozmib (3779)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
31 Jul 08
Hello! Wow, that must have been a scary situation for the passengers! I can imagine the look of the lunatic holding somebody else's head on one of his arms. It is really scary, but it doesn't make him somebody with super powers. The passengers could easily have beaten him, leaving him unconscious in the ground before he could even kill the other man. 37 passengers against a knife, there would be no way to die if they all chose to fight together. I have never seen any violence in a bus. Except for the arguings, that are a bit common here. Sometimes you hear the passengers arguing with the driver or something like that. Usually teenagers, that get on the bus and start to do wrong things, like tagging all around. Respectfully, Munhozmib.
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@winterose (39929)
• Canada
31 Jul 08
the passengers were in shock, these things don't happen her and canadians are not big fighters, we are a peaceful people, they were thinking of their own safety which I can understand, because I am a defense older woman and I am not trying to break up any fight especially with some crazy person with a knife.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
31 Jul 08
Yeah but it was a Greyhound bus and it wasn't as near scary as something like you described.. If I had been on that bus I would be freaking. I hope someone had one of those camera phones so that they caught the act of violence so they had it to show to the cops. What is this world ocming to when something like this happens on a bus with people on it. I seriously think maybe they should have ways to protect the other passengers maybe use a alarm that goes off if someone tries to come onto the bus with weapons. One the Greyhound bus someone stole a womans wallet and she had a violent temper and said if she didn't get it back that she would find who did it and slit their throats in their sleep. I don't think anyone got any sleep that night on the bus. I am glad she accused only those halfway and back and that I ws in the front..but still can't be to careful.
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@checapricorn (16072)
• United States
31 Jul 08
Hi winterose, This is very sad! Anyway, I always take public buses in my COuntry but I have not encountered any serious crimes as this..Mostly only drunk people who will be talking a lot and other passengers will just ignore and it turns out to be safe to everyone!
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@winterose (39929)
• Canada
31 Jul 08
yes we haven't either, it is awful, this guy had to be crazy.
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@sun2day (1063)
• Virgin Islands (U.S.)
31 Jul 08
Oh! what a gruesome story. sad, sad case. We live in a that is filled with sick folks. I guess the passengers on the bus must have panicked, am really wondering if some men couldn't apprehend that crimminal. He must have been a deranged man to have done such a heinous act. My condolences to the victim family where ever they might be.
@winterose (39929)
• Canada
31 Jul 08
we don't know how many men were on the bus and also, they are unarmed, and this crazy man is going around slashing people with a knife, they were scared too.
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@Hatley (163830)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Jul 08
hi winterose my G how horrible why did not the passengers see what that man was doing and stop him, why just sit there and let someone get killed?It had to take time to cut someones head off and they did not even get together to take the man down and save that poor victim? I would have screeamed help that man ant insisted that two or three men get hold of that killer and pull him off the victim. I was once on a city bus when two p assengers, one a city driver off duty ,theother a greyhound driver off duty, got into a fist fight. well the city off duty bus driver was old and sort of frail.I jumped and yelled at the bus driver to stop then put myself in front of th older man and yelled at the off duty greyhound driver to stop now.by this time the bus driver had called the police and a police officer asked me to get back while he talked to theoff dutry Grey Hound Driver. I returned to my seast still disgusted that not one of the male passengers ahd come forward to stop the younger driver fomr hitting the much older driver not one had bothered in any way. k
@winterose (39929)
• Canada
31 Jul 08
the link I provided told the story, one man saw what was happening and yelled for everyone to get off the bus, when you are unarmed you don't want to get killed yourself with a crazy man welding a big knife, and then when everyone got off the bus the bus driver locked the bus so the killer couldn't get out and called the police, but the man was already beheaded by then.
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@Vladilyich1 (1456)
• Canada
1 Aug 08
They might not have had time to react, but this person meeds to spend the rest of his life behind bars. He's nuts.
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@winterose (39929)
• Canada
1 Aug 08
that is for sure, the police in the report to night said the bus driver and the passengers did the right thing so that no more lives were in danger.
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• Canada
1 Aug 08
You're both right!
@chertsy (3817)
• United States
1 Aug 08
Oh my, I just copied and pasted the story as my husband was starting to tell me about it. I just got done reading it and honestly, I wouldn't be able to get off the bus fast enough. I think if anyone tried to intervene, more people would have gotten hurt. I mean the guy stabbed and then decapitated him with the same weapon. When they did try to go on the bus to do something, he did try to hurt them. This is like something out of a horror movie. Gees, I honestly never heard of anything like this ever happening on a bus. This poor guy's family, losing their son to violence, but in this manner is just so sad. I don't know how Canada deals with this sort of crime, but I hope he doesn't just sit in a prison cell to rot. I hope they find out why he did this to this poor man that was just sleeping on a bus, trying to get where he was going. Killing this man, won't solve anything.
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@chertsy (3817)
• United States
1 Aug 08
If it wasn't for the truck driver, no telling what could have happened if he got out the bus window. I give those men credit for trying to help, and I don't blame them for leaving the bus when they saw him holding that poor souls head in his hand. I do pray that there was no kids on the bus that day. They didn't say yes or no regarding that in the web link. Glad that Canada doesn't have the dealth penalty, it doesn't solve anything by killing this person, plus it costs more to kill these types than to keep them in prison.
• Canada
1 Aug 08
I was up late last night watching tv when I turned the channel and found this story breaking news. I felt sick. How can this happen? How can someone get on a bus now a days with a huge knife in their pocket? Don't we screen people as we do for the planes?
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@winterose (39929)
• Canada
1 Aug 08
no because there was never a need to do it in canada, it is the safest form of transportation and they say this is just an isolated case, only 3 incidents on greyhounds buses in canada and the usa put together.
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@Lindalinda (4116)
• Canada
1 Aug 08
Hi Winterose, This is indeed the scariest bus story I ever heard. I have heard a lot of comments either that more bloodshed was avoided because the man who sat in front of the victim alerted every one to get off the bus or that the other passengers could have prevented the murder if they had stepped in. It is really hard to say what was the best course of action.
@winterose (39929)
• Canada
1 Aug 08
nobody could have prevented it, how to you tackle a crazy man with a big knife, big enough to cut somebodies head off, passengers are not trained, they have no weapons, and are in shock, the police said they did the right thing, getting everyone off so no more injuries could happen to other people. outside the bus a trucker stopped and gave the three men hammers and then with protection they would have prevented the crazed killer from leaving the bus, but they also had weapons themselves then too.
• Canada
1 Aug 08
Thanks for posting this. I had heard about it on the radio, but wanted a bit more details. The closest I came to violence on the bus was when our bus was swarmed by a bunch of university students who tried to block us rom the outside. I think they were drunk. I called the cops on my cellphone, and that ended the problem.
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@winterose (39929)
• Canada
1 Aug 08
good thing not more than that happened.
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• Canada
1 Aug 08
You ccan say that again.
• India
2 Aug 08
Only in the forums like this i may say.. Grrrr...i would have pounced on the man, or would have rescued the man.. or would have nabbed the man and would have handed him to police.. But in reality.. 200% i am sure none will take the risk.. I have posted a similar topic some days back, actually that which happened in my town, where a shop owner killed a man who parked a vehicle before his shop.. Reasons.. the owner asked the man who parked the vehicle to remove it, but that guy was busy in talking to his friend standing nearby.. This made the shop owner so furious and he stabbed the fella.. in a busy day in broad day light..
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@winterose (39929)
• Canada
2 Aug 08
yes there are so many crazy people around it is awful
@glorybel (42)
• Philippines
1 Aug 08
oh no...i don't want to experience that!
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@winterose (39929)
• Canada
1 Aug 08
nobody on this earth would want to experience that.
@xsquid (111)
• Indonesia
1 Aug 08
this is cruel, and scarry... either the man is a mentally sick or he have a very deep grudge against the victim. And I don't think passengers on the bus could do anything, because the usual response from human is shock with these event (unless with special training), nobody could do anything when shocked.
@winterose (39929)
• Canada
1 Aug 08
that man had to be sick, he didn't even know the guy sitting beside him.
@kenzie45230 (3563)
• United States
1 Aug 08
My son told me about this story and it made me sick to hear it. Reading it just now was just as bad. I cannot imagine. I haven't been on a city type bus for 20 years and a Greyhound for over 30. Back then, you could feel comfortable going to sleep on a bus. I'm not sure I could today.
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@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
1 Aug 08
I read about this story earlier today and I was thinking, oh my, that sure makes me want to try to guage any person that I sit next to on any public bus or anywhere else from now on. I wonder if the guy just snapped or maybe the other guy said something to upset him. He already had the knife, so he was definitely planning to do something crazy before going home that night.
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@winterose (39929)
• Canada
1 Aug 08
my guess is he was crazy well before he ever got on that bus.