Man dances on top of TTC bus

TTC investigating video showing man dancing on top of 23 Dawes bus

A video still of a man standing on a moving TTC bus.
TTC is investigating a video uploaded to social media on Nov. 6, 2018 depicting a man hanging and standing on a moving TTC bus. Brian Taylor/Facebook

TTC is investigating after a video showing a man hanging from and dancing on a moving bus appeared on social media.

The video, which was shared to Facebook on Nov. 6, 2018 at 6:29 p.m., shows a hooded climber clinging onto the 23 Dawes bus that seems to be heading southbound from Dawes Road and Dentonia Park Avenue.

The video shows the climber dancing in celebration after managing to get on the roof, all while their biggest fan was behind the bus cheering and recording the video from inside a vehicle.

Video contains strong language

Stuart Green, senior communications specialist at the Toronto Transit Commission, said he learned about the video today after it was posted on Instagram.

“We don’t know when the video was taken because it hasn’t been an in-service bus since this past summer,” he said.

Although Green suspects the video was recorded last fall,  TTC has no record of the report and no idea if the climber was caught.

“We can have our transit enforcement look into it but at this point, it’s probably a lost cause,” Green said.

Gary Long, a media relations spokesperson at Toronto Police Service, said the 55 division is unaware of the video and had no record of a report.

“We don’t have the time to sit and scour YouTube,” Long said. “If TTC reports it to us, we would do some investigating.”

The person who uploaded the video to Facebook did not comment.

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Posted: Nov 8 2018 8:48 am
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