FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 20, 2010 Contact: James Bolden 213-200-5314
Aurelio Rojas 213-974-222
SUPERVISORS RIDLEY-THOMAS AND KNABE RECOGNIZE METRO OPERATORS WHO HELPED RESCUE ABDUCTED 6-YEAR-OLD GIRL
LOS ANGELES – Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Don Knabe today recognized the heroics of Metro bus drivers Cardell Stewart of
“We salute these two Metro employees for their quick thinking and actions that led to the quick recovery of the child, just hours after her disappearance,” Supervisor Ridley-Thomas said during the Board presentation.
The incident occurred on Sunday, February 21 at approximately 4 a.m., when a homeless woman riding a Metro bus in downtown
The woman frantically told Stewart that a homeless man that she had recognized on the bus, but who was not a friend, was gone as well. The description of the man and her daughter that she provided to Stewart was immediately transmitted to the Metro dispatch center and L.A. County Sheriff’s Transit Services Bureau deputies, where Metro drivers were alerted across the system.
“It is my pleasure to join Supervisor Knabe, and the Board as a whole, to thank these two Metro operators for embracing their responsibilities to the public by recognizing their duty to keep Metro as a safe and reliable way for County residents to travel,” the Supervisor said.