Another suspected illegal immigrant doing a job Americans don't want to do. Santos Antonio Munoz-Gonzalez, an El Salvador native currently a resident of Springdale, Kansas, has been booked into the Sevier County Jail on charges of bus jacking, criminal trespass and 26 counts of aggravated assault. In addition, he's also being held on an immigration violation, because he is believed to be in the country illegally. Media stories from KSL Channel 5, the Deseret News, and the Salt Lake Tribune.
Munoz-Gonzalez was one of 26 passengers aboard a Greyhound bus traveling on Interstate 70 near Richfield in Sevier County, Utah around 11:30 P.M. on March 15th, 2010 when he suddenly stood up from his third row seat and ran to the front of the bus. He then kicked the bus driver in the side of the head and continued to assault him, causing the bus driver to lose control of the bus. The driver veered through the median and crossed into oncoming traffic in the eastbound lanes of I-70. The bus finally came to a stop after crashing through the freeway fence and its wheels got stuck in the sandy desert. The suspect fled on foot, but was later apprehended near Joseph. Drug tests on the suspect proved negative.
Ambulances were dispatched to the scene. The driver and five passengers were all taken to Sevier Valley Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. A replacement bus was dispatched from Salt Lake City to pick up the passengers.
Kudos to KSL for being the only media outlet with the balls to report that Munoz-Gonzalez is suspected of being an illegal alien. Numbers USA posts the report cards of the entire Utah Congressional delegation on immigration HERE.