[Ed. – Utterly outrageous]
A city bus driver who complained recently in an online video that a passenger had openly coughed on his bus amid the coronavirus pandemic has died from the respiratory illness.
Jason Hargrove, 50, died Wednesday of COVID-19, according to the head of the city’s bus driver union, Glenn Tolbert, on Thursday.
In his March 21 Facebook post (EDITOR’S NOTE: Contains obscene language), Hargrove spoke heatedly about a woman, whom he believed to be in her 50s or 60s, coughing openly on the bus without covering her mouth.
“This is real,” the driver said. “Y’all need to take this serious.”
Hargrove said he and other drivers were “out here as public workers doing our jobs trying to make an honest living … trying to take care of our families.”
“She stood up there and coughed … never covered up her mouth,” the driver said.