A bus driver of Asian descent was physically assaulted in San Francisco last week while trying to enforce mask rules, police said.
The three men reportedly boarded the bus without wearing masks.
After they refused the driver’s orders to comply with the facial covering requirement, the driver pulled the bus over.
An altercation ensued as the driver tried to escort the men off the bus and they eventually fled the scene “in an unknown direction,” Rueca said.
In one incident in the early days of the pandemic, a 68-year-old Asian man was attacked while collecting cans in San Francisco in February.