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“You Can Call Me Miss Metro”: Metro Driver, Reporter Argue in Road Rage Video

Don't flick off WTOP reporter Mark Segraves, apparently. When one Metro bus driver "flashed a lewd gesture" at Segraves yesterday as he tried to park his car, he confronted her on the bus and filmed their fight. Now, according to WTOP, the driver has been put on administrative leave.

The driver may not be cut out for WMATA, but she steals the video. She covers her uniform so Segraves can't see her name, proclaims herself "Miss Metro," and seems to eventually grow fond of her accidental passenger. Which isn't to say that Segraves doesn't get some good lines of his own in: "We'll see which side Mr. Sarles thinks is your best side," a reference to Metro General Manager Richard Sarles, sounds strangely ominous, like you're being dragged to his subterranean lair.

Here's the choice exchange:

Segraves: You're hiding your name? Why are you hiding your nametag? Why did you take your name tag off? Can I get off your bus? Now you're going to let me off your bus?

Driver: You can get off at the next stop.

Segraves: And your name is what?

Driver: Uh-huh. Call me Miss Metro.

Segraves: Miss Metro?

Driver: Yes.

Segraves: I look forward to it.

Driver: Thank you.

Driver: The other side is my best side.

Segraves: We'll see which side Mr. Sarles thinks is your best side.

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  • http://www.davidhenderson.com David

    What I found most troubling was the driver was talking with her eyes OFF the road for seemingly long periods of time.
    I followed a Metro bus today on Lee Highway in Arlington. The driver ran two red lights.

  • Will Sommer

    Good point, David! :50 and on, she takes a big break from looking at the road.

  • anon

    I've seen and experienced worse behavior from Metro bus and rail staff. At least she has a sense of humor, which is noticeably lacking in my negative experiences.

  • noodlez

    SERIOUSLY!!!!

    EVERYONE HAVE PROBLEMS WITH METRO BUT SOMETIMES YOU HAVE IDIOTS LIKE MARK SEAGRAVES ESCALATING SOME UNECCESSARY BULLSHIT. DID HE HAVE HIS SIGNAL ON? DID HE STOP SHORT NOT GIVING THE BUS DRIVER THE PROPER ROAD COURTESY? ACCORDING TO HIM SHE DIDN’T WAIT FOR HIM SO SHE BLEW HER HORN, FLIPPED HIM THE BIRD AND KEPT GOING. AWWW!! THAT IS SOME WHINY FAGGIE SHIT. THE ONLY THING THAT REALLY HAPPENED WAS HIS FEELINGS GOT HURT. YO MARKY MAN THE FUCK UP, GET OVER IT AND MOVE YOUR BAMMA ASS ON!

    THEN FOR THE ASSHOLE TO CONFRONT, RECORD, DISTRACT AND DISTURB OPERATOR FROM PROPERLY DRIVING BUS IS THE EPITOME OF TWO WRONGS THAT DON'T MAKE A RIGHT. WHAT I CAN’T SEEM TO UNDERSTAND IS HIM ACTING LIKE A LIL' BITCH AND ONLY TELLING ONE-SIDE OF THE STORY? WHERE IS THE JOURNALISTIC INTEGRITY FROM THIS CLOWN? SO WHAT DID HE GAIN OR WANT TO GAIN FROM TATTLE-TELLING AND PUTTING HER ON BLAST?

    I BET THIS MOFO LIVES IN MD OR VA BUT THE FACT THAT THIS OCCURRED ON IDAHO AVE IN UPPER NW INDICATES THERE IS SOME SORT RACIAL AND CLASS UNDERTONES BEHIND THIS NONSENSE. AND THAT IS HE WILL NOT LET A BLACK FEMALE BUS DRIVER GET AWAY WITH THAT SHIT! THEN HE GOT TOLD OFF BY HER AND RIGHTFULLY SO. YOU GO MISS METRO!

    THEN FOR WILL SOMMA-MA-BITCH TO LINK STORY AND FURTHER THROW DIRT ON HER WITH HIS BROWN-NOSING COMMENT REINFORCES THIS CONCLUSION. YO BUTTBOYS, CUT THE WOMAN SOME SLACK SHE DRIVES THE FUCKING X-BUS! EVERYONE WHO HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH THIS STORY WOULDN’T DRIVE TO MINN AVE WITH THEIR DOORS AND WINDOWS LOCKED LET ALONE SUBJECT THEMSELVES TO THE WARD 7 COMMUNITY WHICH SHE DOES.

    CLOWNS!

  • Jay

    I would have thrown his butt off the bus. Who the hell does he think he is? A big time radio reporter running around town causing confrontations. Big deal.

  • Will Sommer

    @anon

    Good point, certainly friendlier than a lot of station managers.

    @noodlez

    Is this my "more sinister" nickname that you've been promising/threatening to drop? Pretty weak!

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  • seeseehpounder

    Noodlez as always presenting the intellectual perspective of this IN ALL CAPS. Calling somebody a "Bamma" and a "Mofo" does wonders for your argument.

  • noodlez

    THANKS POUNDEE! I TRIES REEL HARRDD.

    YO WILL SOMMA-MA BITCH, GIVE IT TIME. IT'LL GROW ON YA!

    ONE CITY.

  • Mr. Metro

    Noodlez u suck

  • http://majmuse.net MAJ

    What part of "civil" or "servant" am I missing here? The rider (Seagraves), in my view was respectful as you can get. In my 30+ years of civil service work I have seen much, much worse; however I always felt it was my responsibility to maintain a position of professionalism.

  • Typical DC BS

    Did Marc Segraves pay his fare? Getting on a bus to berate a bus driver because she flipped you off is just another example of road rage by SEGRAVES. Wished she had bitch-slapped him right off that bus. Whiny punk.

  • pows3

    i know it's wrong but i love you miss metro!!!!!!!

  • noodlez

    @MISTA-YOUR MOTHER. SHE USES TONGUE!

  • Lawless

    This dude needs to get a life... Only reason why he did it was because she was @ work... The coward would have never did that to someone in a regular vehicle.... You are recording a metro us driver without permission and you are harassInf her while she is driving... If she would've had a accident then this COWARD would've been charged .... She asked you did you want to get off and you stayed on... Metro never had this much harassment ever, now you have all of these so called entitled ASSHOLES in the city that think they are special.... @ the end of the day if someone cuts you off or whatever on the street take it as a loss and go home to your family.. Too many people die over stupid tactics like this COWARD pulled.... And PS she doesn't have to disclose her name to a stranger with a camera.... I would've gotten out of my seat and broke his phone, plain and simple...

  • just sayin

    Same reporter who got "pushed" by Kwame Brown while chasing him for a comment. He probably antagonizes people because he believes he can.

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