Woman Charged With Throwing Rubbing Alcohol In CTA Bus Driver’s Face

CHICAGO (STMW) — An unruly CTA passenger accused of throwing rubbing alcohol in a bus driver’s face after a Friday argument over an expired fare card on the Near West Side was ordered held on $75,000 bond Sunday.

Patricia Washington, 44, of the 6000 block of North Ridge Avenue, was charged with one count of aggravated battery to a transit employee, according to a police News Affairs release.

Police said Washington began arguing with the bus driver about an expired fare card about 6 p.m. Friday and became irate and began screaming. Before she got off the bus she threw a liquid — believed to be rubbing alcohol — in the driver’s face near West Harrison Street and South Damen Avenue.

The driver, a man, chased after the passenger and detained her until police arrived.

On Sunday, Washington was ordered held on $75,000 bond, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office’s website. She will next appear in court March 14.

The woman is believed to have suffered scrapes, while the driver suffered an eye injury, police said. Both were taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County for a medical evaluation, where the CTA driver was treated and released.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • non

    Wow, thats scary. He’s damn lucky it wasn’t acid



  • Leroy Goldberg


    Why would you do such a horrible thing???

    • THEE Yard Ape

      Going along with OLD VET’s comment – seriously people, take a good look at that mug (if you dare!!), and tell me “it’s” the same species as humans!!!!

      • German leprechaun

        I did — and it caused retinal damage. I wonder if I can sue…

    • LYNDIA

      I am sorry goldberg, i though it was you.

    • THEE Yard Ape

      LOL !!!! Let me just throw this question out to everyone – What is your first thought when in a mall, theater, store, etc. and you unforetunately happen to come across a group of nasty, hoggish, rudely bellowing negro women??

      • German leprechaun

        Uhm, thanks. I’ll take a Hacker-Pschorr, minus the food coloring.

      • THEE Yard Ape

        @germprechaun – CORRECT!!! You win a green german beer. The other would be, you can only fit 2 fingers and a thumb into a bowling bowl !!!

      • German leprechaun

        You could eat the bowling ball if you had to.

      • THEE Yard Ape

        @germprechaun – bacon tastes good! Riddle for you – what’s the difference between a bowling ball and a female negro?? There are actually two correct answers to this question.

      • German leprechaun

        My first thought is BACON.

    • NWA

      Actually, dats yo mommas baby’s daddy’ girl friend on da side.


      • dan


        LYNDIA’s male counterpart. In otherwards more NE@RO garbage.

    • Debra Washington

      Because she is a horrible woman, just look at that scowl on her face.

      • OLD VET




  • Connie

    As sad as it is–this is a REALITY on the West/Near West side—I see it daily as I ride the bus to work…..and that will not change…..

    • LYNDIA

      why don’t you have a car? you are free, white, and 21?

  • James Wilson

    All I can do is laugh everyday at all the racist comments posted on here about black people. Especially by Leroy and Yard Ape. Have you guys ever ventured out of Chicago to see how people of your race act.? You would be embarrased like I am on a dalily basic. It is good to state the facts about the situation and Chicago and alot of it I agree with, but when you class all blacks in the same catergory I have a problem with that. I have learned to judge people as people and not by race. I know my statement won’t change the way you think, but I had to voice my opinion.

    • Percy Peanuss

      James Wilson

      Not all blacks get catagorized the same way. First you’ve got your Lyndia’s, followed closely by your NWA’s.

      • LYNDIA

        Yes, Lyndia’s and nwa’s that speak up for their race when honkeys like you attempt to attack it.

      • James Wilson

        Well Percy, please describe Lyndia and NWA to be me. I am so curious of what you think.

  • marc(proud black man)

    James,wells said. The simple fact is white people want us to forget all the destruction and tyranny they have caused thru out history!!

    • Alabaster White

      (proud black man) ??????????????????????????????????

      Just exactly what is there that you are proud of?

      Are you proud of the fact that you haven’t worked in years and collect welfare?
      Are you proud of the fact that you live in Government subsidized Section 8 housing?
      Are you proud of the fact that you collect food stamps?
      Are you proud of the fact that you have absolutely zero responsibilities?
      Are you proud of the fact that you are all viciously killing one another? (Actually that is something to be proud of)

      PROUD BLACK MAN…….riiiiiiiiiiiiight.

      • LYNDIA

        How do you know he collects wefare, do you? How do you know he lives in section 8 housing, do you? How do you know he collects food stamps? What damn responsibilities do you have? As I read the internet, you honkeys are killing each other too in themost freakest ways. do do eater.

      • Jame WIlson

        See people Alabaster White is showing how ignorant people in the world can be. I don’t know Marc, but how do you know his employment status and how he is living. You should never asuume. I go the the grocery store once a week either to buy grocery for my mother or for myself. Majority of the time in front of me is usually someone white that is using food stamps. Also I know of plenty of white people in the state I live in that live in section 8 housing. So Alabaster please stop turning your nose up at people and help by fixing the problem. I have a question, why do you have so much content for black people. if you can answer the question intelligently, I would love to hear your reason. If you wonder about my status I have a job and just had a house build last year. So I am living the American dream and also black.

    • pumpkinsmasher

      Marc- Get a grip!! Are you aware slavery was happening in Africa before your own people sold you? Even blacks here in the U.S. owned slaves. You’re going to get upset because blacks are being generalized, yet you’re doing the same thing by claiming ” white people want you to forget…” Are you saying that even the whites who came over after slavery ended are also guilty? How will you tell the difference?
      There isn’t a race that hasn’t conquered or been conquered.
      You want to keep reliving the past as if there is a point in doing it. Worry about the future and better yourself. How long will something that happened 150 years ago keep holding you back?

  • Just axin

    Marc-no one is trying to erase history, but the history of the white man is not relevant here. We’re talking about the day to day crimes committed and sometimes even how they’re covered. Is there something unresolved that the white man did decades ago that you want to talk about? Go for it.

    • LYNDIA

      Ask the Indians about your barbaric azz. They really have a story to tell about you skunkie mf, sob..

  • Tashequia Williams

    God sho’nuff throwed some UGLY JUICE on her face dint he.

    • THEE Yard Ape

      In the words of Fred G. Sanford “Stick yo face in sum dough and make me some gorilla cookies”!! LOL !!!!

      • German leprechaun


  • Kizzie

    Look at that savage, nappy hair, flat nose and bootlips. They don’t belong here as they can’t act civil. Back to mud huts in the mother land for all of em.

    • pumpkinsmasher

      Ugly things aren’t they?

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