Bus driver, Nixon Rufin, is recovering after an attack early Saturday morning on St Louis street by several criminals.
Rufin told the Times he had to make a trip at about 4:00 that morning and was sitting in his bus at the bus stand when two men rushed on him, dragged him out of the vehicle and started beating him.
“They took my wallet, ID card and phone,” he recalled, adding that one of his assailants had a knife.
Rufin told the Times that even though the men had relieved him of the valuables he had, one of them demanded “the rest of the money.”
He said they proceeded to take about thirty-five dollars in coins from his bus.
Rufin added that about seven other thugs appeared and started beating him.
He said that when a woman appeared, apparently to investigate, the thugs ran off.
Rufin, the father of five children, sustained multiple injuries including a wound under his eye.
He told the Times that his head hurts and his eyes are burning.
Nevertheless he felt that he was in good enough shape to resume work.
Rufin disclosed that he has been a bus driver for more than fifteen years.
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