Grandson of Woman Beaten on Bus: 'She Plans to Still Ride the Bus'
The grandson of the 80-year-old victim says, "she is a pretty tough cookie."
The grandson of the 80-year-old woman who was assaulted on a Port Angeles, Washington bus is speaking out.
Corey Olsen told Inside Edition his grandma will still ride the bus, despite the vicious attack she endured Saturday.
“She plans to still ride the bus,” he said. “That really goes to her character to say, ‘You can kick me in the face, but I am still going to ride the bus.’ She is a pretty tough cookie.”
Surveillance footage from the bus shows Angeline Olsen attacked by Riley E. White, after he rose from his seat and kicked the 80-year-old in the face.
“He started punching her and slamming her head into the floor,” reported Corporal David Dombrowski of the Clallam County Sheriff's Office to InsideEdition.com.
White also attacked the bus driver, Joy Crummett, when she tried to intervene. The suspect then reportedly yelled at the driver, "let go or I’m going to rip your throat out," authorities told InsideEdition.com.
Crummett distracted the suspect long enough to open the back doors and allow four other passengers to escape and call 911.
Between the suspect’s alleged attacks on the two women, the quick-thinking driver was able to cut the battery on the bus to prevent the man from driving away, trapping him there until authorities arrived.
On Thursday, a bruised Angeline Olsen faced White in court. White has been charged with assault and kidnapping.
Angeline Olsen’s family have set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for expenses.
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