Metro bus stolen by passenger in Woodlawn

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Posted at 12:48 PM, Aug 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-13 20:58:23-04

MASON, Ohio — A passenger stole a Metro bus in Woodlawn, driving it 15 miles to Mason Thursday afternoon, according to Hamilton County emergency dispatchers.

Dispatchers told WCPO the bus was taken from Springfield Pike in Woodlawn with no other passengers on board. Metro said the driver was not harmed and was not on the bus at the time it was stolen. The suspect drove the bus to the area of Cloverwood Drive and Acoma Drive in Mason, where the bus was dumped, dispatchers told WCPO Thursday afternoon.

Dispatchers said Woodlawn police used K9 units to search for the subject after discovering the bus.

Mason City Schools were placed on a modified lockdown Thursday after receiving word that the bus was discovered in Mason, according to a letter sent to parents.