Posted: 2:21 a.m. Thursday, June 26, 2014

Video shows woman lighting bus passenger’s hair on fire

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Woman lights fellow passenger’s hair on fire on transit bus photo
Bus surveillance video appears to show Myers lighting another passenger’s hair on fire.

By Henry Rosoff

MARYSVILLE, Wash. —

A woman is under arrest for trying to light another woman’s hair on fire while both were on a Community Transit bus.

 Robin Myers was arrested for assault in the second degree. The whole thing was captured on video.

In the video, you can see a Good Samaritan quickly pat the fire out before the victim even realizes what’s happening.

It all happened on bus route 201 along Smokey Point Blvd. in Marysville Monday morning.

“This is certainly considered an assault on a passenger, and so the woman who lit the hair has been permanently excluded, so she’s banned from our services,” said Martin Munguia, a spokesman for Community Transit.

The bus driver pulled over when a passenger told him what happened. Snohomish County Sheriff’s deputies rushed to the bus and arrested Myers. She told them the whole thing was an accident, despite video to the contrary. 

Deputies took two Bic lighters and a bottle of hair spray, though they are investigating if the hair spray played a role.

“We do transport 40,000 people a day, so that’s a lot of people in close quarters,” Munguia said. “But I’ve never hear of someone lighting someone else’s hair on fire.”

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