Bus fight over news of Michael Jackson’s death lands Fla. man in jail on assault charge
NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials say one passenger chased another down the aisle of a county bus during a fight over news of Michael Jackson’s death.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office says 54-year-old Henry Wideman was released Saturday on $5,000 bond on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. A phone number for him rang unanswered.
According to a release from the sheriff’s office, 60-year-old James Kiernan announced news of the pop singer’s death on a bus Thursday night. The driver, who wasn’t identified, said Jackson should have been jailed long ago.
The sheriff’s office says Wideman got angry when Kiernan responded that the world just lost a great musical talent.
Wideman allegedly shouted profanities and threats at Kiernan and chased him with a knife. Kiernan wasn’t hurt.