Today was a pretty eventful day to be a spectator at a bus route. A Queens Q52 driver made a detour to settle a lover’s quarrel with a man who had allegedly been serving his wife with adulterous attention when things turned lethal.
Police say 30-year-old Ephraim Henry had finished all his routes around 1:30 p.m. today when spotted 48-year-old Oscar Williams in a Honda and felt compelled to get even by any means necessary.
Both slammed on their brakes near Beach Channel Drive and got out of their vehicles. A fight was inevitable.
Williams had apparently become entangled in a “love triangle” with Henry’s wife, a law enforcement source said.
“They were both involved with the wife,” the source said. “They stopped their cars and started fighting.”
During the fight, Henry pulled out a pocket knife and stabbed Williams in the forearm, the sources said. A blood spatter was later found on the front of the bus, a transit source said.
After absorbing the blow, Williams ran from the scene and got the attention of two cops who were nearby, police said. The officers took Henry into custody.
Williams was taken by ambulance to Jamaica Hospital and listed in stable condition. Henry, of Edgemere, was later booked on charges of assault and criminal possession of a weapon, police said. He was awaiting arraignment.
The news is definitely a poo stain for the transit department but Henry’s fellow employees likely aren’t surprised. A source told The Daily News that they “wouldn’t say he’s been a stellar employee.” He’s had one major suspension since his employment in 2006 amongst other disciplinary issues.
It may be a safe assumption to say that this latest debacle will have him waiting in the unemployment and divorce lines.
Photo: 3 Train Transit