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VIDEO: Woman lights bus passenger's hair on fire

Surveillance video from a public bus in Washington State appears to show a woman intentionally setting fire to another passenger's hair, Monday, June 23, 2014 CBS affiliate KIRO

MARYSVILLE, Wash. - Surveillance video from a public bus in Washington State shows a woman apparently setting another female passenger's hair on fire, reports CBS affiliate KIRO.

A male passenger on the Community Transit bus quickly put out the fire before the woman was injured. The incident took place on bus route 201 in Marysville on Monday morning.

The video shows a woman - later identified as Robin Myers - apparently using a lighter to set fire to the hair of the woman sitting in front of her, and then a man across the aisle pats it out before the victim even seemed to realized what was happening.

Yet another passenger told the bus driver about the incident and he pulled over. Snohomish County deputies were called to the bus, where they arrested Myers for second-degree assault. They also seized two Bic lighters and a bottle of hairspray, reports the station.

Myers reportedly told authorities the whole thing was an accident.

"This is certainly considered an assault on a passenger, and so the woman who lit the hair has been permanently excluded, so she's banned from our services," said Martin Munguia, a spokesman for Community Transit, the company that owns the bus.

"We do transport 40,000 people a day, so that's a lot of people in close quarters," Munguia continued. "But I've never heard of someone lighting someone else's hair on fire."

  • Crimesider Staff

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