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Passenger hijacks SuperShuttle van heading to San Francisco airport

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 09:40 a.m. HST, Apr 15, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO >> Passengers aboard a SuperShuttle van bound for the San Francisco airport were left standing by the side of a road after one of their fellow riders ousted them and stole the vehicle.

The San Francisco Chronicle says the shuttle had picked up 3 travelers at hotels in downtown San Francisco on Sunday when a fourth rider boarded the van.

When the shuttle stopped to pick up a fifth person and the driver got out to help load luggage, the suspect took the wheel and drove off.

After a few blocks, the man stopped the van and let the passengers out with their suitcases. The four stranded riders then called a taxi and split the fare to the airport.

Police say the van was found later Sunday in Alameda County, but the driver remains at large.

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redneckMT wrote:
Another reason to leave early for the airport.
on April 15,2014 | 08:34AM
Morimoto wrote:
Wonder what the motive was? Maybe he just really, really wanted the thrill of driving one of those shuttles.
on April 15,2014 | 08:55AM
st1d wrote:
airport security must now be on alert at all mainland airports for a shuttle van that could be loaded with explosives or armed personnel driving into airports and possibly ramming through ticketing/arrival entries.
on April 15,2014 | 09:58AM
Morimoto wrote:
What? You have no idea what you're talking about.
on April 15,2014 | 10:20AM
Holomua wrote:
you saying it's a dry run?
on April 15,2014 | 01:09PM
copperwire9 wrote:
Here's a suggestion. Read the *entire* article, and not just the first few sentences. You do that, you'll find little info-gems like this one: "Police say the van was found later Sunday in Alameda County, but the driver remains at large."
on April 15,2014 | 01:20PM
Holomua wrote:
it could conceivably be a test run to see if it's feasible to hijack a shuttle, load it up with explosives, and then blow up a terminal. Or it could be something to make the TSA or the FBI think that it's a test run to cause more worry and concern. Or, it could be just some kid who really wanted to drive that shuttle just once.
on April 15,2014 | 01:52PM
entrkn wrote:
Does this mean TSA checkpoints at every bus stop now?
on April 15,2014 | 10:54AM
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