RTA bus driver, Ricky Wagoner has been fired from his job. Earlier this year, Wagoner told authorities he was attacked by three black men at a stop in Dayton. He also told police he was stabbed and shot at as he fought back against his attackers.
Dayton police have said the 49-year-old driver’s account wasn't supported by evidence and testing. The FBI also says its investigation of the case as a potential hate crime found no evidence.
The executive director of the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority says Wagoner was fired Friday morning. Executive Director Mark Donaghy (DAHN'uh-gee) says the agency's investigation concluded Wagoner fabricated the story and violated RTA standards.
Wagoner's attorney, Jeremiah Denslow, says Wagoner plans to appeal his firing.
No criminal charges will be filed.