TTC: Man Sentenced to 45 Days for Spitting on Queen Street Streetcar Driver

Update: see previous posts – October 23, 2012 TTC: Man Sentenced to 63-Day Jail Sentence for Threatening Streetcar Operator, TTC: Spitting at Bus Driver Earns 61 Year-Old Man a 75-Day Jail Sentences, August 20/12 TTC: Three (3) Convicted of Assault, Sentenced to Jail Time and Prohibition From Using TTC, July 13, 2012 TTC: Woman Jailed 46 days for Assault on TTC Operator & 3 Customers, July 7, 2012 TTC: Man Sentenced to 70 Days in Jail for Assault on TTC Employee/Property, June 9, 2012 TTC: Two Men have Received Jail Sentences for Two Separate Assaults on TTC Employees, May 24, 2012 TTC: Man Sentenced to 21 Days in Jail for Assaulting Streetcar Operator, April 26, 2012 TTC: Two Men Sent to Jail for Spitting On TTC Employees, April 10, 2012 Threatening TTC Employees’ Sends Man to Jail for the Second Time, March 13, 2012 TTC: 49-Year-Old Man Sentenced to 50 Days in Jail for Spitting At Uniformed TTC Supervisor, February 27, 2012 The Gunman Who Shot the TTC Collector Has the Same MO in Previous TTC Hold-Ups, February 27, 2011 TTC Ticket Collector Shot In Attempted Robbery at Dupont Subway Station, February 26, 2012 Man Jailed for Threatening to Kill Toronto Transit Commission Drivers, December 8, 2011 Man Prohibited From Using T.T.C Public Transit for 3 years, Sentenced to 63 Days in Jail After Assaulting Customers and Bus Operator, November 21, 2011 Man Sentenced to 36 Days in Jail For Assault on T.T.C Operator, November 10, 2011 Man Sentenced to 45 days in Jail for Assault on T.T.C Employee

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On January 28, a male boarded a TTC streetcar on Queen Street and demanded a free ride.  The streetcar Operator refused to allow the free ride, at which time the male spat on the Operator, verbally abused him and fled the scene. He was arrested by Toronto Police a short distance away.

56-year-old man, receives time and probation for spitting on and swearing at a Queen Street TTC Streetcar drive
56-year-old man, receives time and probation for spitting on and swearing at a Queen Street TTC Streetcar driver

On March 14, Salah Hussein, 56, pleaded guilty to a charge of assault, and was sentenced to 45 days in jail, and 18 months’ probation.

The TTC would like to thank two members of the public who attended court as witnesses.  Their assistance and concern for our staff is appreciated.

On average, two TTC employees are assaulted every day, ranging from punching, slapping and spitting, to threats of physical harm or death. The TTC’s Court Advocates work with Crown Attorneys to secure the stiffest penalties possible for those convicted of assaulting TTC employees, and continue to seek limits on the use of public transit in Toronto for those convicted of these crimes.

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