Robert Johnson is accused of murdering a San Bernardo County bus driver. He’s scheduled to be arraigned today.
Passengers couldn’t believe what was happening.
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"Chaos, everybody was shocked…. I knew he was hurt real bad," said witness Maryama Wells.
Kester lost control of the bus and crashed. Passengers say that’s when Johnson jumped off the bus, ran through a bank and then into a supermarket.
In the supermarket, Johnson threw himself on the ground and yelled that he stabbed someone, according to police. Store employees held him until officers arrived.
Kester was married and a father. .
Passengers describe the 48-year old as a kind bus driver, who always helped people out. He drove buses for 15 years, and was a member of the Omnitrans “Million Mile Club” – a group of drivers who have safely driven more than one million passengers.