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Prosecutors: Woman attacked CTA driver trying to take bathroom break

A Chicago woman attacked a CTA bus driver who would not immediately let her board a bus in Chicago's Lincoln Square neighborhood, prosecutors said today.

The 39-year-old bus driver parked the bus at the Brown Line stop at 4645 N. Western Ave. on March 8 to use the washroom when Tabitha Flournoy, 30, asked if she could get on, Assistant State's Attorney Joell Zahr said Sunday in bond court.

The bus driver told Flournoy that she'd have to wait until she returned, but Flournoy became enraged, prosecutors said. She punched the driver multiple times with a closed fist, knocking the glasses off her face, Zahr said.

The driver, of Oak Park, suffered scratches on the left side of her face and neck, according to police reports.

Flournoy, of the 2200 block of West Catalpa Avenue, was charged with felony aggravated battery of a transit employee and ordered held in lieu of $50,000. She was also told to stay away from the driver.

jmdelgado@tribune.com

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