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7:08 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Dayton Bus Driver Fired For Feigning Attack

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.

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