Deputies from the Osceola Sheriff’s Office arrested a man on Monday that jumped onto a school bus parked at a gas station and then tried to drive away. An assistant driver, who was cleaning the bus, acted quickly and kept the man from successfully starting the bus.
An Osceola County School bus driver parked at a RaceTrac gas station after dropping off students and went to use the restroom when a man suddenly jumped onto the bus and attempted to drive away.
Thanks to a quick thinking assistant bus driver, who was still on the bus cleaning, Osceola deputies were able to stop the man from starting the bus and driving away. The employee remembered her training and hit the parking brake switch, which prevented the bus from starting, giving Osceola deputies the opportunity to end the attempted school bus theft.
A school bus camera video, released by the district, then shows Osceola County deputies showing up at the bus doors, and the man then putting his hands up and surrendering.
The man was identified as 22-year-old 22-year-old Kenal Bryan who told deputies he was just trying to get away from police. The sheriff’s office said they received a complaint about a person acting suspiciously and “he was allegedly touching people without their consent.”
Bryan faces several charges, including burglary of a structure while armed, carrying a concealed firearm without a permit, Grand Theft Auto, and resisting arrest without violence.