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Valley Metro driver suspended after profanity-fill rant goes viral

Posted at 10:37 PM, Nov 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-09 06:29:17-05

A Dial-a-Ride driver has been suspended after a profanity-filled Facebook Live went viral on the Internet.

Steve Krause shared that video with us. He says on Friday, Nov. 3, his driver's foul mouth caught him off-guard. 

"It's kind of like being rich and being like, 'I'm rich, b----,'" the driver is heard saying in the Facebook livestream.

"When he first started talking, I thought, 'OK, he's having a bad day,'"Krause explained.

A bad day, that turned into even more bad language. 

"F---! Who loves seniors?!" 

A medical condition called arthrogryposis left Steve disabled. He has no other choice but to take para-transit to get to work to support this young family. And on this day, his driver had had a lot to say. 

"You know, snowbirds come down here and start driving like f----- morons." 

Then, the driver makes a comparison about his own stereotyping to targeting another group. 

"It's much like the way we make fun of Asians always coming over here and taking pictures with their fanny packs." 

He then goes on to bash his own job

"This company is lackluster." 

In a statement from Valley Metro, ABC15 was told:

"the behavior exhibited by this operator is unacceptable and has resulted in an immediate suspension. Further action regarding his employment is being conducted by Valley Metro service provider, Transdev."