Bus driver arrested for locking woman in luggage compartment
BOSTON (AP) — A bus driver has been charged with locking a passenger in the vehicle’s luggage compartment.
Connecticut State Police got a 911 call at about 4 p.m. Sunday from a woman who said she was deliberately locked in the luggage compartment of a Peter Pan bus during a trip from New York City to Boston.
Authorities tracked the call and pulled the bus over on Interstate 84 in Union, Connecticut.
The woman told authorities a female driver locked her inside while she retrieved items from her bag.
Police charged 49-year-old Wendy Alberty with unlawful restraint and other offenses. Alberty was not driving at the time but was on the bus as a passenger.
She was freed on $2,000 bail. Her case wasn’t listed in court records and it’s unclear if she has a lawyer.