An Everett man was arrested last night after he allegedly beat and kicked an MBTA bus driver in a fit of anger over being left behind at Wonderland station, MBTA Transit Police say.
According to a police report, the driver had pulled his 455 bus into the Lynn commuter-rail station in Central Square last night when Paul Kouroyen got on, asked if he were the driver who had left him at Wonderland station and when the driver said yes, brutally attacked him:
Operator was operating Bus #886 Rte.#455 at Wonderland station at approximately 6:20 p.m. A white male, later identified as Paul J. Kouroyen, was chasing his bus as he left the station, banging on the bus. At approximately 6:40 p.m., when the bus arrived at Central Square Lynn, Kouroyen was also there. Kouroyen got on Bus #886 yelling at Operator and asked if he was the driver of the bus that left him at Wonderland Station. When he replied "yes" Kouroyen began punching him. He tried to defend himself, but during the struggle Kouroyen kicked him in the left shin. He sustained bruising to his left and right cheek, lacerations on his left leg and on his fingers.
Police say arriving Lynn officers found the driver, 50, bleeding from his mouth and nose. He was taken to North Shore Medical Center in Lynn for treatment and is recovering at home today, the T says.
Kouroyen faces charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon - his shod foot.