Metrobus urine thrower pleads guilty

- A woman charged with simple assault for tossing a cup filled with urine at a Metrobus driver has pleaded guilty.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia says Opal Brown made the guilty plea on Thursday as part of a plea agreement.

The 38-year-old woman was riding on a Metrobus that was traveling near Minnesota Avenue and Benning Road in Northeast D.C. on Aug. 26 when she doused the driver with urine.

According to court documents, Brown was about to exit the bus when the driver told the suspect to “Have a nice day.” Brown responded saying, “Are you talking to me?” before throwing the urine on the female driver.

After Metro Transit Police released surveillance video of the incident, the Southeast D.C. woman turned herself in to police and was charged with misdemeanor assault.

Court documents say Brown admitted to committing the assault and told police she tossed the urine because she was mad at the driver and hates Metro. She also wrote an apology letter and had it in her possession when she was taken into custody by police.

Metro Transit Police said they also have video of Brown urinating into the cup on the bus before pouring it on the driver.

Brown was arrested again last month after she failed to appear in court for a hearing on the case. As part of the plea agreement, the charge for missing the hearing will be dismissed.

Brown will remain held until her sentencing on Nov. 9. She faces a maximum of 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

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