Caught on Video: Maskless Revelers Take Over Public Bus for Wild Pop-Up Party

Marla Diamond
August 12, 2020 - 9:31 am

    Authorities are investigating after an MTA bus was taken over by dozens of maskless people for a pop-up party over the weekend.

    Video shows partygoers smoking a hookah, dancing and even taking their clothes off for the camera.

    The driver of the Brooklyn-bound bus #7239 was pulling out of the Grand Avenue depot in Maspeth, Queens around 3:30 a.m. Sunday when he got stuck behind double parked cars.

    "When the bus operator paused and asked the group to move the cars, they immediately got on the bus," MTA Bus President Craig Cipriano said.

    Dozens swarmed the bus for about 15 minutes of partying.

    "By the time supervision got there, the group had disbanded," Cipriano said.

    The MTA is now working with the NYPD to identify the partygoers.

    "Really an egregious, unfortunate incident that not only breaks the law, but also violates transit rules and puts our bus operator at risk as well as putting the group at risk. Not only is it unfortunate, but it's really something that we want to work closely with our partners in the NYPD," Cipriano said. 

    The driver walked away unharmed, but the bus had to be disinfected before continuing on its route.

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