KC police arrest five teens after city bus disturbance

Kansas City police arrested five teenagers and used a pepper spray fogger to quell a disturbance that started on a city bus Thursday afternoon at 39th Street and Troost Avenue.

The driver called police about 2:45 p.m. because the teens were fighting and yelling. The driver wanted the trouble-makers removed from the bus. Most of the youths complied, but three girls refused, according to police reports.

“(Expletive) you,” a 16-year-old told police. “I’m not leaving.”

A 15-year-old girl echoed the sentiment. Police arrested them. A 17-year-old relative of one of the girls then ran toward officers to interfere with the arrest. When an officer tried to stop her, the teen allegedly punched and kicked the officer, police reports said.

While police arrested those three, a crowd gathered and some people became hostile, police said. Officers then sprayed the pepper fogger and arrested two males, ages 16 and 17, who refused to disperse.

Christine Vendel, cvendel@kcstar.com