Steangeli Medina was stopped from getting on the Bx9 in the Bronx on Fordham Road in Belmont just before 6 p.m., according to officials. The driver, Marlene Bien-Aime, 48, noticed a pooched tucked in the girl’s jacket, and told her she could not ride unless the dog was in a crate.
Then Medina went on a savage rampage.
“She punched the driver in the face,” a source said. “She then drags her off the bus by her hair … where she punched and kicked her repeatedly about the body.”
Bien-Aime was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital hospital with a black eye and facial cuts.
“The bus driver was doing her job, enforcing the rules, and was assaulted while performing her duties, for no apparent reason,” said Frank Austin, a vice chairman of Transport Workers Union Local 100.
Medina was charged with assault, menacing and harassment.