Peter Pan bus driver arrested for purposely locking female passenger in luggage compartment

August 05, 2019 - 1:27 pm

BOSTON (1010 WINS/AP) --  A Peter Pan bus driver was arrested Sunday and charged with locking a passenger in the vehicle's luggage compartment during a trip from New York to Boston. 

Connecticut State Police got a 911 call at about 4 p.m. Sunday from a woman who said she was deliberately locked in the luggage compartment of a Peter Pan bus during a trip from New York City to Boston.

Authorities tracked the call and pulled the bus over on Interstate 84 in Union, Connecticut.

After stopping the bus, police spoke with the male driver who opened the vehicle’s luggage compartments.

Inside, authorities found the woman, who told authorities a female driver locked her inside while she retrieved items from her bag.

Police charged 49-year-old Wendy Alberty of New Jersey with unlawful restraint and other offenses. Alberty was not driving at the time but was on the bus as a passenger.

She was freed on $2,000 bail. Her case wasn't listed in court records and it's unclear if she has a lawyer.

She is due in court Aug 21.