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Video shows rider throwing coffee at TTC bus driver: police

WATCH: Police have released surveillance video they say shows a wanted suspect throw coffee at a TTC bus driver in Vaughan, Ont.

Police have released surveillance video they say shows a suspect toss coffee on a TTC bus driver in Vaughan, Ont.

The footage released Wednesday by York Regional Police shows a man boarding the route 105 bus around 8 a.m. on June 8. Police said he exchanged words with the driver, who they say believed the rider had verbally abused him a month before.

Police said the driver asked the man to get off the bus, stopped at Dufferin Street and Dufferin Hill Drive, but the man then headed to the back and became angry.

The footage shows the man return to the front of the bus and throw what police say was a “cup” of coffee from a silver thermos onto the driver, who was not injured.

Police said they’ve exhausted all leads and are releasing the video in hopes of tracking down the suspect.

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He’s described as a white male, 5-foot-10 with a medium build and short, dark-coloured hair who was wearing a black jacket, blue shirt, dark-coloured pants, white running shoes and sunglasses. He was carrying a black and white patterned handbag.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police #4 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext.7441, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips, or leave an anonymous tip online at http://www.1800222tips.com or text your tip to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK.