SEATTLE Seattle's Metro Transit apologized, but says it won't discipline the driver who kicked a woman off a bus because of a stinky diaper.
The apology is not enough for Nichole Hakimian, who is threatening to sue. She told television station KOMO that that she was taking her 1-year-old son to a clinic Tuesday when his diarrhea became an odor issue.
"She said, 'I'm sorry. It's unbearable. You need to get off the bus,"' Hakimian recalled to the station. She said the bus driver still insisted she get off when she pleaded that she only had two more stop to go.
Hakimian says she found a place to change the baby and caught another bus to the clinic where her son was diagnosed with a stomach bug.
In a statement, Metro said the driver did not violated policy when she acted for the comfort of the other passengers.
"This is a very unique situation," Metro said. "Our goal is always to balance the comfort of all of our riders with providing good customer service. The driver didn't violate Metro policy -- she felt she had to advocate for her passengers by politely and apologetically asking the woman to exit the bus."