A suspect reportedly “busjacked” a 16 person commuter shuttle at San Francisco International Airport Tuesday afternoon after the van stopped at one of busiest terminals in the United States.
“A man stole a 16-passenger shuttle bus from a driver at San Francisco International Airport Tuesday afternoon,” reports CBS San Francisco. “Nicole Judge, president of shuttle company Skypark, said one of her drivers was ‘busjacked’ just before noon Tuesday when the bus stopped at the airport’s International terminal. San Francisco police later confirmed these details.”
“He said, ‘I’m taking this bus and you can take the next one,’” Judge said. “At first, the passenger assumed the guy knew what he was doing and that he was allowed to do it.”
“The thief drove to Berkeley, where police found the bus abandoned across three lanes of Ashby Avenue,” adds CBS.
The incident comes days after the international hub banned the sale of plastic water bottles throughout the airport.
Strangely, the ban does not apply to soft drinks and many other beverages.
“If you’re flying in to or out of San Francisco International Airport, don’t forget to bring along your reusable water bottle!” reports KRON 4. “Starting Aug. 20, all plastic water bottle sales will be banned at SFO, airport officials announced Friday.”
STARTING TOMORROW: Plastic bottle sales will be banned at San Francisco International Airport https://t.co/JiDvRwqJjw
— KRON4 News (@kron4news) August 19, 2019
“SFO will also transition away from single-use plastic food service ware and accessories, as well as limit when food service ware accessories are provided,” adds the website. “Airport officials said it’s being done to reduce the airport’s impact on the environment as well as to advance the airport’s zero waste goal.”
“The policy applies to purified water, mineral water, carbonated or sparkling water, and electrolyte-enhanced water, but does not include flavored beverages such as sodas, teas, or juices,” writes SFO Connect.