I wonder if they checked to see IF the driver had a green card too?
Farm tour ends, tourists find themselves stranded -- where's the bus?
Submitted by Billie Owens on October 17, 2013 - 4:18pm
A group of at least 12 people who finished touring a local farm returned to the bus only to find it gone. The full-size passenger bus, all their belongings, and the driver -- gone.
One of them called dispatch about their predicament and Sheriff's deputies are going to their location. We're not sure, but believe it is in the Elba area. The dispatcher said there is a language barrier.
UPDATE 5:31 p.m.: The location is on Watson Road, Elba.
UPDATE 5:51 p.m.: The bus driver left apparently over a dispute about payment. The bus that allegedly left the group stranded is described as a white bus with black trim, not as large as a Trailways bus. It has rear doors that swing open and it bears a New Jersey license plate. The male driver is wearing a tan jacket. People are trying to get another bus to the location, but the passports and other personal items are, of course, still on the bus that disappeared.
UPDATE (by Howard): The driver returned of his own volition. He said he felt bad and came back. His name is Hector and he's an independent operator out of New Jersey. He was hired by a company based in Staten Island. He was given a $1,000 up front, but was supposed to have already been paid another $7,800, he said. He showed me a text message from the person he claimed was the owner of the transportation company promising him $5,000 on Saturday. Of course, the tour is over by then so Hector wasn't impressed with promise. Hector agreed to take the tour members back to their hotel in Geneseo. He isn't, at this point, promising to continue with the tour. The tourists are from the Czech Republic on an agriculture tour of WNY.
John - seriously - is every single person in the US with a "foreign" sounding name to be automatically accused of being (dah dah DAAHHHHH) AN IMMIGRANT?!?
Hmmm... "John" sounds very British... when's the last time you were asked for a green card?
I'm not accusing you of being one, but your logic is the same logic used by the brainless birther morons. Your previous comments show you to be smarter than that.
Wow tim, you got 4 votes & I got -7 votes but, that don't mean diddly squat to me anyway. And in the story they said that tourists are from the Czech Republic, so maybe the driver was also Czech with a fake name like HECTOR?? And I get asked for my green card all the time everywhere.. It is my Military Picture ID & on all my credit cards IT says to ask for Military Green Card to prove who I am.. I hope this answers your dumb birther question too..
PS. Did you know that Johnny Cash was also a pay toliet in Mississippi & the Czech Republic, beside being a great country music singer too??? The name Tim is short for being "Timothy" & is Irish right? & Irish are also associated with the colour GREEN & the Blarney stone or is that the BS stone?? ?