A man in Maryland finally had enough last week. When some punk kid on a school bus decided to toss a bottle out of the window, he lost it and tried to board the bus. When the driver refused to allow it, the man was captured on video clinging to the front of the vehicle, shouting and striking it.
In hilarious footage that is quickly becoming viral, students from Loch Raven Academy were treated to the outrage of one man pushed beyond the breaking point.
Sgt. Andrea Bylen explained that a “bottle of some sort was thrown out of the bus” and hit the man’s car. At that point, the enraged individual exited his vehicle and approached the bud. The driver said that he was concerned for the students’ safety, so he didn’t allow the man to get on the bus.
Then, the enraged man apparently decided to attack the vehicle. He jumped on the front and hung on while the bus driver slowly proceed to a nearby police station. Students captured the man on video, ranting and fuming as he hung on down the road.
Leverne Doran faces four charges for his road rage, including disorderly conduct. According to official reports, the incident occurred around 3:15 p.m. “in the area of Putty Hill and Hoerner avenues in Parkville.”
Although Doran’s actions are beyond appropriate (and pretty funny), his outrage represents a serious degeneration in society’s general outlook towards others and their property. A popular site that polls such issues, Debate.org, seems to support that idea.
Eighty-five percent of people who responded to the query said yes, “society’s values are deteriorating.” Only 15 percent of respondents think that what was once a civilized country, where respect for others was dominant, has remained steady. The majority of posts seem to blame instant gratification, increased selfishness, and the deteriorating family structure to blame for the decline.
If those reasons are applied to the school bus incident, they make perfect sense. Obviously, the student who threw the bottle either did so out of laziness or spite. If it was laziness, the selfish desires of the student were paramount, regardless of the danger to others his or her actions would create. Also, it’s possible that the student doesn’t have a strong family role model who would have raised the child to respect the rights and property of others.
In Maryland, it is illegal to throw trash or anything out of a vehicle window. The student was breaking the law by jettisoning his or hers used bottle. In fact, littering can cost up to $30,000 in state fines and result in community clean up sentences. The driver’s license of the offender can also be revoked in Maryland, Tennessee, and other states with stiff littering penalties.
Doren was arrested by an off-duty officer who happened to be present during the altercation. According to Bylen, he assisted the driver and “intervened quickly.” She explained that “He came over, separated all of the parties” and made the arrest.
The 68-year-old man explained that a bottle thrown by one of the students had hit his car, which caused him to react. Because he somewhat “damaged” the vehicle, he has been charged with destruction of property in addition to the disorderly conduct.
Police said that at no time were any of the kids in danger from the grandpa-aged man. They have confirmed that an investigation concerning the projectile is underway. They suggest that anyone who is involved in a similar incident should take as much information possible down about the offending vehicle for a later report, but the driver should not be confronted.