Traffic supervisor’s car stolen after suspect tried to take control of MiWay bus in Mississauga: police

A person is facing charges after a passenger allegedly tried to take control of a MiWay bus in Mississauga and then fled in a traffic supervisor’s vehicle.

Peel Regional Police were called to the area of ​​Burnhamthorpe Road West and Erindale Station Road around 12:30am Tuesday.

According to police, a man approached a driver in the area and began damaging his vehicle. The suspect then boarded a transit bus and attempted to take control, police said.

The driver managed to stop the bus and call the police. But when a traffic supervisor arrived at the scene, the suspect got out of the bus and stole his vehicle, the city said.

“The operator was able to stop the bus safely and Peel Regional Police were called,” a spokesperson for the city of Mississauga said in an email to CP24. “When the MiWay supervisor arrived on scene to assist, the person who had attempted to take control of the bus moments before exited the bus and left in the MiWay supervisor’s vehicle.”

The suspect fled the area and proceeded to damage several poles, police told CP24. However, no injuries were reported and there were no collisions with other vehicles.

Traffic control supervisors were able to track the location of the vehicle using GPS and police apprehended it a short time later.

Officers arrested a suspect and he now faces multiple charges, including motor vehicle theft, dangerous operation and damage in excess of $5,000.

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