Updated 02/20/13 – 10:30 a.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — A college student from Illinois who left the driving to Greyhound says he never expected the bus company would leave him out in the cold.
WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports, earlier this month, 18-year-old Ankur Singh rode a bus from Minneapolis back home to downstate Bloomington. There was a five-hour layover scheduled at a Greyhound station in Des Moines.
The only problem was, when the bus pulled in on schedule at 4 in the morning, the station was locked and empty, and was not to due to re-open until 5.
For an hour, he and fellow passengers huddled together outside in a 17-below-zero wind chill. He had on only in a sweatshirt and jacket.
“I wasn’t prepared to wait outside for an hour in negative 17-degree weather, so I just put all my clothes on, and wrapped my face up with a shirt,” he said.