BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (WCCO) — A man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly punching a bus driver in Brooklyn Park.

The assault happened around 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of 85th Avenue North and Idaho Avenue but the confrontation started when the bus driver picked up the passenger at 85th Avenue North and Adair Avenue.

Police said the passenger, 19-year-old Dominque Wright, was upset before even getting on the bus because he had to move over on the sidewalk due to a snow bank.

Once Wright got on the bus, he started arguing with the bus driver and allegedly punched him in the face, according to police.

Police said Wright had a knife in his hand when he punched the driver, which cut the driver’s face.

Wright left the scene but police used a K9 that led them to a home where the man was arrested.

Comments (82)
  1. Paula says:

    I am sure this guy has a rap sheet. Feed him to the dogs!

  2. E says:

    If he had a knife in his hand isn’t this a stabbing?

    1. Billy says:

      yes, i certainly would say soo.

      1. Rdn says:

        you can punch someone in the face without using the knife. Stabbings have nothing to do with punching it turns out….

        Still a picture perfect example of a dumb ass all around though….

  3. Slim Jim says:

    Let Bus Drivers carry guns!

    1. no more welfare. says:

      LARGE guns, with 007 licenses.

      1. Rdn says:

        whats welfare got to do with this dude being an idiot?

        Just incase the reference was in that he might be a black dude, there are also whites, mexicans, asians, and lots of others nationalities on welfare too.

        In fact, if you took away welfare, then it would just cause more poor people to do dumb ass things like this.

        I would suggest putting more thought into your comments before just blurting things out.

        Makes you look like a welfare recipient yourself…. 😉

        Just saying…..

      2. Ignorance must be bliss says:

        Just because the person has a user name of “no more welfare” does not mean he was talking about this guy being on welfare. Maybe you should “read” more and not “read into” things.

  4. no-ghees says:

    so use of a deadly weapon lock’em up ship’em out but….. that won’t happen sorry ass judges will slap his wrist

  5. JamieinMN says:

    Doesn’t surprise me that it happened in Brooklyn Park. THE GHETTTTTTTOOOO! Why do people have to be so hateful?!?!?!! I feel sorry for the driver who has to pick up pieces of trash like this everyday…he ain’t even a garbage collector!

    1. Don_J says:

      Jamie… I suspect that you do not know the definition nor the history of the word “Ghetto”, for if you did you would realize just how stupid and insensitive your dumbass comments were. Now, I do believe that no driver should have to deal with anyone that wants to hurt them… regardless of what section of town the incident occurred.

      1. debbie says:

        you hit the nail on the head!! I too drive for a liveing and I know what fear that driver flet. From all the Good people out there, MR. Bus Driver I’m sorry for that man. I enjoy riding the bus

    2. Rdn says:

      A Ghetto is a poor overcrowded urban area often associated with a specific ethnic or racial population. Ghettos are usually populated with inhabitants who live in poor conditions and must face high crime rates, poverty, illiteracy. [1]

      The term ghetto was originated in Venice to describe the restricted quarter of many European cities in which Jews were required to live

      I don’t believe it was because he was Jewish….

      Just saying…. 😉

    3. joe says:

      You state “why people got to be so hateful?!” but your state before that was a very ignorant and “HATEFUL” to call BP the “GHETTO” next time you try to make a statement about anything in the future…please…and I beg you…have a sense of what you are trying to say because you don’t make any sense by using labels of places, things, or etc….just to let you know.

      1. JamieinMN says:

        I’m not being hateful, just speakin the truth kind sir.

  6. C D says:

    So uncool. Makes you nervous to take a city bus. The bus I take to and from work each day is pretty bad. The bus fills up quickly and makes for standing room only, which makes people angry. I can’t believe some of the things people do and say on that bus.

  7. Thomas says:

    Even a low life person still pick a short life to live too.

  8. KiminBrooklyPark says:

    @Jamie: I’m middle-aged, white, married, lived in BP for 25 yrs., and take pride in my home and neighborhood. “GHETTTTTTTOOO”? Not everyone living in BP is ghetto. Your comment is inaccurate, rude, and offensive.

    1. Jon says:

      I like how JamieinMN asks “why do people have to be so hateful?” and then calls BP the ghetto and refers to “pieces of human trash.” Nice.

      1. JamieinMN says:

        @John- I never said I hated Brooklyn Park, I just dislike ti very much and would never venture out there ever again.

    2. BP says:

      I”m on team Kim. I ❤ my BP

      1. stacy says:

        I agree with jamiein MN. BP and BC are getting very bad. feel bad for all the people that bought houses there before the trash moved in. at don your stupid!!

    3. JamieinMN says:

      I’m sorry but I would rather spend a night, ALONE in Mpls, than Brooklyn Park or Center. It’s HORRIBLE out there.

      1. Rdn says:

        Hey, way to contribute to the love…. Good job….

    4. JamieinMN says:

      And do we all NEED to know your race??? Are you trying to turn this into a racial dispute???

      1. Don_J says:

        …looks like you’re doing a good enough job of that all by yourself.

      2. JamieinMN says:

        Really?!?!?! ME?!?! Because I mentioned race, right? Want to know why I dislike Brooklyn park so much? I was held at gunpoint when I was 16 years old, by 4 boys not much older than me at a park, broad daylight in Brooklyn Park. I know it can happen anywhere, but anytime I think about that place, it’s all horrid memories.

  9. steve h says:

    I believe it,s called ageravated assalt with a weapon. that itself is a feloney, as for him being on the streets,, well,, he hasnt run into the right person yet,,i,m sure there,s a bullet out there with his pretty lil name on it,,he just hasnt found it yet,,,,rest assuredmm he will,, all in due time

  10. liam says:

    .. then there is the math aspect of this article.
    Demographics and the probability of said demographics…
    You can’t mention that… even if there is an element of high probability there.
    Not all sharks will act aggressively towards a human being . but we are taught from the beginning to stay clear of their waters.
    It doesn’t mean we hate sharks or want to to shark hunting..
    It merely means there is a relatively high likelihood that you may be attacked.
    There, I said it without saying it.

  11. steve h says:

    i also believe that when the public joins forces,, when these things go on,, pummle the lil bastard to the ground,, choke 3/4 of the life out of him and wiat for the transit cops to come. word spreads fast about public beatings.. !!!i think it,s called CARMA

  12. Jean-Paul Dangerbunny Beaulieu says:

    Liam, closeted racism is still racism, We are all human beings.

  13. Today Please! says:

    Fire Kerry McNally!

  14. SX says:

    Bernie Goetze where are you? You need to ride the BP bus! BP is a deserted wasteland full of entitlement recipients who think you need to cater to them. It’s a community of section 8 housing where most business has packed up and left. He should have blown the creep away and left his carcass in the snow..

    1. SB in BP says:

      SX, I happen to be an employed home owner in Brooklyn Park, as are my neighbors. We have a great neighborhood where folks watch out for one another and we actually talk to each other. You shouldn’t paint an entire community with one brush. There are sections of nearly every suburb in the Twin Cities that face these kind of challenges. The only thing you have shown by posting here is your ignorance.

  15. Speller says:

    “had a knife in his hand when he punched the driver, which cut the driver’s face.” Does that mean that the driver cut the drivers face?
    All Journalism schools have obviously closed and the high schools are putting out idiots.

  16. tammy says:

    ghetto is a state of mind not where you live you could be from the projects or the double wide trailer park we have all witnessed ghetto behavior from all walks of life but what annoys me the most is ignorance when its able to speak ones mind in a public forum.

    1. Paulie says:

      “ghetto is a state of mind not where you live ” Oh Lord!

  17. Allah Is Coming To Town says:

    Diversity….aint it grand…..wax on wax off….

  18. Thom says:

    Doesn’t really surprise me. I live in BP, I know better than to take a bus anywhere near my home.

    1. Surprise says:

      Ship them back

  19. flanders says:

    I think we lost track of what truly matters here, how big of a dbag Dominque Wright is.

    1. JamieinMN says:

      Worrrrrd. That I can highly agree with.

  20. CrookllynCenter/BrooklynDarkk says:

    one less bad guy on the streets for a few minutes.

  21. Beej West says:

    that’s something even his mama don’t know.

  22. Nancy Aleshire says:

    I live in Brooklyn Park and have to take buses everywhere because I do not have a car. My son will not ride Metro Transit because of a lot of the “gang trash”. I have to complained to Metro Transit numerous times about the need to throw people off the bus who cause a disturbance (use profanity and other trash talk) before it allows to escalate into violent acts. Metro Transit doesn’t seem to take an interest in this. I could count on one hand the times I heard a bus driver tell someone to shut up or get off the bus. In this particular case, I don’t think the driver had any warning. Most buses have cameras and radios so please use them. Also most people riding buses have cell phones, so please use them to alert authorities.

    1. Sandy says:

      It is not that Metro Transit does not take an interest It is because most of the drivers hands are tied as to how much they can do.

    2. drivin' says:

      I agree with that last statement the drivers can’t always hear or see what is going on so passengers calling wonderful! As far as cameras and radios they aren’t supposed to use the radios when driving some times stopping can quickly escalate problem passengers and the drivers are better off keeping the vehicle moving the cameras are recording nobody can watch it until the tape is removed from the bus (it’s not like a security camera in a mall where security guards are constentlywatching)

  23. Wow says:

    Billy, too bad you weren’t the bus driver.

  24. D says:

    I was on that bus and it was not a good situation. The bus driver was bleeding all over and all over $1.75.

    1. JamieinMN says:

      Let me guess…dude didn’t want to pay? He thought he was privileged enough to NOT pay?

  25. D says:

    And yeah he was punched in the face twice with the knife in his hand, not a cutting motion, u could say he was stabbed.

    1. JamieinMN says:

      Sorry you had to witness that 😦 That must’ve been traumatizing.

  26. D says:

    Why does everyone think only black people do negative things? Have u heard of Jeffery Dahlmer, hell even Hitler they are not black and to be honest the only people that were on this land at first were Indians

    1. JamieinMN says:

      Nobody but YOU! You keep bringing it up. Just shut up!

    2. Rdn says:

      Actually we know now that there was many of people here before the Indians had arrived. Africans and European. The Indians showed up late to the game.

      This is why we need to have more focus on education, and less on American Pop Culture.

      American Pop Culture breeds hate. Education would work towards healing that….

      I feel sorry for those uneducated minds that believed everything that they learned in a classroom….

  27. PTC_Toter says:

    As a person who has a permit to carry, I think D. Wright was eligible for at least 1 well placed $ 0.50 round, but there are too many liberals in the USA that say “oh no, you can’t do that because he has rights too..” – that is just a bunch of BS.. If you injure someone in an apparent attack such as this, then all bets are off and all of your rights are gone. . That’s my view point. People need to stand up and take back control of our safety and freedoms.

    1. bubba136 says:

      Your gonna shoot someone for punching someone, You need to turn in your ccw,Idiots with your train of thought are the reason gun haters wanna take them away. Good logic Einstein

      1. Gary says:

        Bubba136 YOUR the idiot!! ccw are to defend oneself against pig f-ers like this guy! Not to mention he had a knife! You are one stupid SOB Your probably this morons partner in crime. I would have blown this dbag away in a second Einstein!

    2. Rdn says:

      Violence huh? You think that is why you were licensed to carry? To resort to violence in any and every situation?

      I mean what the hell is wrong with our world today…..?

      1. Big Dog says:

        It’s going to hell in a hand basket and this world is clueless.

      2. Gary says:

        That is exactly why idiot! And no not every situation just a situation like this bus driver had to endure. Rdn I hope and pray this happens to you someday maybe then you will see the light.

  28. Truth is says:

    The news should report on the comments from this. I can’t belief the racial tension here. My thoughts,…if it were a white guy,…there wouldn’t be this much anger. I just can’t believe that the color of skin intimidates people so much still.

    I’m white and sometimes feel almost ashamed. It’s embarrassing to see how many white people (not all) act about race. When do we all grow up a bit and have issues with a person and the color of their skin.

    Sad thing is, many of the people that are here posting all this hate have probably done some pretty messed up things themselves. If is was posted here, I bet they would the slime. People love to look at other’s faults and can’t stand to look at their own.

    As far as what this guy did,…it’s very lame and he should be punished. Should he be burned at the stake,…no,..should you for all those little dark secrets you have, for the people you’ve hurt? No,…….

    Deal with the crime and leave color out of it. Grow up America!

    1. Billy says:

      Most are not as soft as you and weak as you are.

      I think its time to tuffen up.

      1. HenryL. says:

        This person is weak? You are the idiot ranting about afrosheen? Wow. I know your kind though. Your that sick white guy, who hates black people but probably molests his own child. Seems that’s a typical “white” crime for white men. Or maybe you just beat your wife,.. another common white guy crime.

        You are the white trailer trash that should be shipped back some place. Immediately.

    2. Billy says:

      @Truth Is, I can tell that you would make a good victim to some of these thugs…

    3. Gary says:

      Who said he was black?

  29. color Me gone says:

    Its called Brooklyn Dark for a reason, burn the whole city. LOL

  30. MARK says:

    yes we have d. and people already tlaked and discussed that. its inour kids history books, we talk about blacks now cuz they are the majority of the porblem, just like mexicans in southwestern united states,, blacks cause alot of crime, im 22 years old, live in st cloud i have alot of black friends, and to be honest, they all haave the attitude thats its cool to steal and cause crime, ists what they listen too, rap,,, i could go on and on and on

  31. Billy says:

    I feel bad for the bus drivers out there having to smell all that afrosheen all day long. Have you ever smelled one of those buses its horrible.

    1. Rdn says:

      Hey old white folks wear Afrosheen too? They are some of the highest percentages of riders that use public transportation.

      What about the folks who travel for business?
      What about all the white college students? Them too eh? With the Afrosheen?

      Where are you from, the eighties or something? I think you need to go back… and to the left… Back, and to the left

  32. paul says:

    Brooklyn park is gang and crime ridden sad but true.Stop the gangs and crime and brooklyn park would be a nice town to live.But today it is crime ridden.

  33. D says:

    And u all want to pull the race card, by the way I was on that bus and the bus driver is Hmong!

  34. jason says:

    Hey JamieinMN- Get a life or get or a waste of time show called “I dont know when to quit or shut up”.

    1. JamieinMN says:

      Ooooooh yer special, bwahahahaha.

  35. Rdn says:

    I stay in my house all day, because the world is infected with people who are dumb enough to attack bus drivers, as well as people who are ignorant enough to think that this actions is punishable by death.

    Or that there are the people who believe that its because of an area of land that would have someone do this.

    And that there are people who prove by the comments on this story that racism is alive and well.

    I can’t afford breathing the same air as any of the three types of folks.

    What happen to love….. Where is the love, or are we all just to hate each other?

    Wait, I guess we are suppose to start a race war every time we hear someone of another race has done something wrong eh?…..

  36. paul says:

    Brooklyn park has 300% to 600% higher crime to maple grove crimes.Maple grove and brooklyn park safe and not safe looks like to me.

  37. Tony says:

    You never see any brooklyn park police officers where I live in brooklyn park.Maybe the city should try and slow crime with more police officers.

  38. Foge says:

    Let’s expand the bus lines into every suburb and see how crime spreads….

  39. Billy says:

    So its no real surprise to me that most white people really dislike non whites. At least were seeing some honesty being posted on here.

  40. D says:

    Yea he was black, but what difference does that make? The driver is Asian. So really get over the race thing it has nothing to do with race. I was on the bus sitting in the front and the driver was stabbed in the face cause the 19 year old didn’t have any money. Trust me there are a lot of white people that have tried to get away with not paying too. I have been riding the bus for many years and seen a lot but seeing this helpless driver bleeding all over it senseless.

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