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Toronto Transit Driver charged in Hijacked Bus Hoax

By Critical_Conformity     Jan 21, 2007 in Crime
"It was a big investigation then because we thought we had a gunman on the loose," said Det. Const. Chris Hominuk. That sense of urgency wouldn't last long.
"A lot of (the driver's story) didn't add up with descriptions and various statements we received," Hominuk said yesterday. "It very quickly became a public mischief investigation instead of a hijacking investigation."
The driver told police a man with a gun had boarded the bus and demanded he take him on a joyride around the city.
After about an hour of driving the man around the downtown core, the driver told police.
As officers began sweeping the area for any sign of the reputed gunman, however, investigators began finding holes in the driver's story.
The bus driver who claimed to be the victim of a gunpoint hijacking is now facing charges after a police investigation determined the robbery was all a hoax.
After further investigation, police say the driver made the story up in order to get away with running personal errands on company time.
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