August 18, 2014 7:14 pm

Surrey woman who assaulted child and mother on bus pleads guilty

A screenshot of a violent fight on a bus in May 2014. The instigator of the fight, Leah Susan MacKay, has pleaded guilty.

The Surrey woman who was arrested after assaulting a mother and her kids earlier this year pleaded guilty to several charges last week.

On Wednesday, Leah Susan MacKay pleaded guilty to one count of uttering threats and one count of breach of an undertaking.

MacKay had been in jail since she was arrested on May 20, following a fight with a fellow bus passenger that quickly went viral.

WATCH: The shocking video was captured by another passenger but the story behind the video is even more disturbing. Jeremy Hunka reports.


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MacKay was on the No. 502 bus from Aldergrove to Surrey and hadn’t paid her fare. While profanely arguing with the driver, another woman asked MacKay to stop swearing. MacKay then threatened to kill the woman and her three children, before throwing a drink at the youngest child.

After the fight on the bus, which was posted online, MacKay followed the woman towards a mall, knocking over her four-year-old daughter and kicking her two-year-old daughter in the back.

Surrey RCMP were able to arrest MacKay 20 minutes after the entire incident began because an officer quickly recognized MacKay’s description and knew her address.

MacKay was credited with 150 days of jail time and given two years of probation.

© Shaw Media, 2014

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