A Florida bus driver lost it after a racist passenger repeatedly called him the n-word and spit on him, CBS 12 reports.
According to the report, the passenger taunted the driver with racial slurs and threats for 15 minutes.
A video shows the bus driver lose it on the man.
“You call me n— one more time! You call me n—– one more time and I’m gonna (inaudible) your (expletive)!” the driver shouted.
The passenger responded by spitting on him.
The driver lost it and began to pummel him, eventually knocking him unconscious.
“Emotionally the driver lost it, and reacted in self-defense as well as reacted to being spit upon,” the bus drivers union said.
The company that operates the buses said the bus driver’s actions were “reprehensible” and “an egregious and abhorrent level of misconduct.” The company fired the driver.
“I think there’s no place in our society for that use of language and I think anybody’s gonna have a reaction after being spat upon and racially degraded,” Dwight Mattingly of the bus drivers union said.
Watch the video below: