Remember the bus driver that was attacked and supposedly shot but his bible saved him? Yeah, he made the whole thing up.

Ohio bus driver Rickey Wagoner

TTAG reader Vhyrus provided the mothership with the above update on our story of the Dayton, OH bus driver saved from gangland execution by the Good Book. Or not. Yup, not. “Investigators now believe the Dayton driver staged the attack by stabbing himself, shooting himself in the arm, and firing two bullets into his New Testament,” reports. “After the incident, he told police he had been attacked by three black teenagers with their faces covered who used slang (shooting a “polar bear”) for a black-on-white attack. Investigators found . . .

that Wagoner’s knife wounds appeared to be self-inflicted “hesitation” wounds instead of defensive ones, his DNA was the only DNA found at the scene, and ballistic tests revealed that bullets would have easily passed through his religious text if it had been in his chest pocket, as he claimed, but not if it had been placed on asphalt . . .

Police say that on a 911 call, Wagoner, who weighs 320 pounds, did not sound winded even though he claimed to have fought off his attackers and run 200 to 300 feet.

The driver hasn’t been charged with a crime, but he will probably lose his job: The director of the transit authority says customers and employees are “appalled and angry” at “the thought that an employee would allegedly mislead the police, the public, and us and use ugly racial stereotypes in doing so.”

Not to mention evoking the name of God in his defense and desecrating the Bible. Anyway, we still say praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.


  1. avatar Vhyrus says:

    IGOTD candidate?

  2. avatar MothaLova says:

    Lesson: When self-inflicting wounds, don’t hesitate.

    1. avatar Jonathan - Houston says:

      Stab, or stab not. There is no try.

      1. avatar Phil says:

        Jon, I’ve really been enjoying your comments, nice!

        Phil in Houston.

  3. avatar MothaLova says:

    Lesson 2: Use only beautiful racial stereotypes.

    1. avatar Stinkeye says:

      Lesson 3: If you’re a fatty and claim to have run 300 feet after a fight, try to sound out of breath on the 911 call.

      1. avatar Alpo says:

        Lesson 4: Stuff your plate carrier with asphalt.
        And bibles.

        1. avatar TheBear says:

          Next to your bacon

    2. avatar Maineuh says:


  4. avatar former water walker says:

    Lord. May God forgive you…what an a##hole.

  5. avatar Mister Fleas says:

    A person must have to have a pretty pathetic life in order to pull a stunt like that.

    1. avatar Vhyrus says:

      He is a 320 pound bus driver from Dayton Ohio. That’s like the pathetic life trifecta right there.

      1. avatar Jus Bill says:

        I can think of nothing that could make that life worse. Except him driving a bus route in Chiraq.

        1. avatar CarlosT says:

          Livin’ in a van… DOWN BY THE RIVER!

      2. avatar Phil says:

        Check mate

  6. avatar A-Rod says:

    Imagine that. More lies involving to the Good Book.

    1. avatar Noah says:

      See what you did there? It’s a bit like blaming “The Communist Manifesto” for the Soviet Union.

  7. avatar JasonM says:

    Isn’t filing a false police report a crime?
    It should be. And he should have to reimburse the tax payers for the money they wasted on the investigation.

    1. avatar Though says:

      If only the taxpayers would be reimbursed. Good luck ever trying to get a hold of any of that money though. It will stay in the governments hands, they’re the ones who will be reimbursed.

      Oh and before someone says it might cause them to raise taxes to make up for it… well, they’d find a reason to raise taxes anyway.

  8. avatar Guest says:

    “There’s no reason why on the street today a citizen should be carrying loaded weapons” -Ronald Reagan

    1. avatar Jumbie says:

      Dear malicious liar,

      Let me quote you a more complete account of what Reagan said regarding the Black Panthers’ armed protest of the CA statehouse:
      Reagan said, “American’s don’t go around carrying guns with the idea they’re using them to influence other Americans. There’s no reason why on the street today a citizen should be carrying loaded weapons.

      He agreed, however, with the group’s contention they had the right to bear arms.

      Source, The Milwaukee Journal, May 02, 1967:,759224

      Note his use of the word ‘citizen’, meaning a person in the act of taking part in government and society, i.e. Reagan is saying threatening behavior has no place in politics. It’s not a knock against self defense.

      And even after all that, Reagan affirms that a black man has the right to carry his guns!

      Oh and here’s a little dessert to go with that…From the same article, listen to why armed black panthers were protesting to begin with:
      Spokesman for the group, Bobby Seale, read a statement to reporters. It protested the [gun-control bill…]and referred to the racist California legislature…now considering legislation aimed at keeping the black people disarmed and powerless

      So yeah, that gun control you’re pushing, it’s part of a racist agenda that even left-wing boogie man Reagan agreed shouldn’t be allowed.

      1. avatar John G. says:

        Reagan was left wing? That’s an interesting reinvention.

        1. avatar Jumbie says:

          Phrasing: I meant boogie man to left-wingers.

        2. avatar int19h says:

          By today’s GOP standards, Reagan was an extreme RINO.

        3. avatar MothaLova says:

          Riiiiight. The GOP today is so far right that their presidential nominees have been Romney, McCain, Bush II (the Compassionate), Dole, and Bush I.

          Reagan was the last conservative nominee we had.

        4. avatar John G. says:

          That’s because the Republican base is so far to the right today as to produce unelectable candidates. Were Attila the Hun to be alive today he would think that Ted Cruz was bananas.

        5. avatar MothaLova says:

          That makes about as much sense as banning guns. Are you sure you’re on the right site?

        6. avatar John G. says:

          You sure that you don’t have your head in a cloud? Because, in case you haven’t been paying attention, nationally there is plenty of thought that 1) T-Baggers are crazy and 2) guns have no place in a modern, urban America.

          That may not play well in the town of Inbred, Alabama but it is what it is.

  9. avatar dean says:

    Guess I’ll put the Bible back and start carrying again.

  10. avatar Stinkeye says:

    So what was his game here? Just lonely and wanted some attention? Was he planning on going into business selling bulletproof Bibles?

    1. avatar Gunr says:

      Your second sentence says it all.

  11. avatar Zachary marrs says:


  12. avatar KCK says:

    Good thing it wasn’t a Koran,
    Shooting the Koran makes you a criminal by itself in many countries, even this one sometimes.
    Also I understand that bullets can only ricochet off the Koran, so bullet fragments are a danger.

    1. avatar Ing says:

      Nah. If he had shot a Koran, the Obama administration would have burned down an embassy to cover it up.

    2. avatar Gunr says:

      Glad I read your post twice! I thought you said “Good thing it wasn’t a Korean”

      1. avatar Jus Bill says:

        Koreans shoot back. Some mean lookin’ MOFOs on the DMZ.

  13. avatar DaveL says:

    Any indication as to why he would fake such a thing?

    1. avatar Vhyrus says:

      When you’re a 320 lb. bus driver from Dayton Ohio, the only way is up.

  14. avatar Ralph says:

    No doubt he works for the Münchausen Bus Company.

  15. avatar doesky2 says:

    Well to my memory these seem very rare (non-existent?) from the right side of the isle.

    Usually it’s lesbians, gays, or Al Sharpton.

    Leftist tactics are pernicious.

    1. avatar John G. says:

      Nonsense. Crazy things like this are regularly committed by reichwing Bible thumpers. One of the recent school shooters was a devout Mormon who thought he was killing sinners. It don’t get more conservative than that.

      1. avatar Will says:


        1. avatar Jeremy says:

          You don’t want to see the poop chute he pulled that out of.

        2. avatar Will says:

          @ Jeremy, probably not.

        3. avatar Will says:

          @ John G.

          And the kid was mental… religion may have had a role, but his mental instability played the biggest role using his interests and influences as “problem and solution”. BTW: Nice touch using a PROGRESSIVE Secular Humanist (ANTI-Christian) source there to promote his murder and potential other murder(s) as religious. No bias there at all.

  16. avatar m1 says:

    To DaveL,
    Because he’s a racist liar. Because of the historic context of white liars framing black psople. I hope all ofyou who believed this racist liar will now call for him ,to be prosecuted without leniency.

    1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      Tawana Brawley.

    2. avatar DaveL says:

      Lots of people are racist and lots more will lie for personal gain, but to stab yourself is a whole other level of pathology.

  17. avatar CoolBreeze72 says:

    It is interesting to see how fast comments get hijacked into someone’s personal hate agenda, I.e. anti Bible, anti-Reagan.

  18. avatar Phil says:

    Another e-harmony screenshot?

  19. avatar Tim says:

    Quran is with a Q…….

    1. avatar Will says:

      Well, get fussy, and you could argue that its actually spelled Qur’an. The meaning is still clear.

    2. avatar Phil says:

      In southern it’s pronounced and spelled the same; Koe-rann.

  20. avatar Sock Monkey says:

    When writing in English, both Quran and Koran are equally correct. Just alternate ways of alliterating from one alphabet/language into another.

    1. avatar Sock Monkey says:

      Derp, sorry. I meant “transliterating,” not “alliterating.” That’s what I get for posting in a hurry, at oh-dark thirty.

  21. avatar Sock Monkey says:

    I’m not sure how the polar bear thing promotes an “ugly racial stereotype.” Black Americans are not typically stereotyped as being prone to “polar bear hunting,” are they?

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