ON: Man Gets 36-Day Jail Term After Dumping Water on TTC Bus Driver

 A 20-year-old man is looking at more than a month in jail after dumping a bottle of water on a Toronto bus driver.

The Toronto Transit Commission says the man got into an argument with the bus driver over a fare on Nov. 13.

The man poured the contents of a water bottle over the driver's head and then pushed him.

Police arrested a suspect a short time later and charged him with assault and failing to comply with conditions of his probation order.

Taiseer Abubakar pleaded guilty to all charges Friday and was sentenced to 36 days in jail and ordered to stay away from the driver.

The TTC says an average of two employees are assaulted every day, which could mean punching, slapping or spitting as well as threats of physical harm or death.

(The Canadian Press, AM640)

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