Man accused of assaulting woman on bus

44-year-old Rodney Flowers was arrested on Friday for allegedly assaulting a female passenger on a Milwaukee County Transit System Bus.

It happened around 2:45 p.m. on the "Route 76" bus, in West Allis. Police say Flowers grabbed the victim and struck her face against a bus window. Other passengers on the bus intervened and pulled him away from the woman.

Deputies responded to the bus after the driver activated a silent alarm.

Flowers told deputies that he thought the woman was talking about him.

He was arrested on Felony Battery to Public Transit Operator/Driver/Passenger charges and taken to the downtown County Correctional Facility.