Bus driver purposely locked passenger in luggage compartment, police say

A Peter Pan  bus driver was arrested Sunday after state police said she locked a passenger in the luggage compartment on a moving bus headed to Boston from New York City, according to a report.

Connecticut State Police said they received a 911 call from a woman around 4 p.m. who said she had been purposely locked in the luggage compartment of the bus.

Authorities tracked the call and pulled the bus over on Interstate 84 in Union, Connecticut ― just south of the Massachusetts border.

After stopping the bus, police spoke with the male driver who opened the vehicle’s luggage compartments. Inside, authorities found the woman, who told police she had been purposely locked inside by a female driver while attempting to retrieve items from her bag.

That driver, Wendy Alberty, 49, of New Jersey, was still on the bus as a passenger, authorities said. She was arrested and held on $2,000 cash bail.

Alberty is due in court on Aug. 21.

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