Massachusetts State Police are investigating why a 42-year-old Dorchester man jumped onto the hood of a school bus right in the middle of the Massachusetts Turnpike in Newton earlier this week.
On Tuesday, for reasons that remain unknown to police, the man was traveling westbound on I-90 and stopped in the middle lane. The school bus, which was unoccupied save for driver Joseph Rizoli, was forced to stop behind the man's Toyota Corolla.
Video footage from the Weston Public School bus shows the incident taking place in its entirety in broad daylight. The man exits his car and tries to enter the school bus via the side door, but is denied access by the driver. After his plan of entry fails, he jumps onto the hood of the bus.
Eventually, the man got off the hood and Rizoli was able to drive away.
"I think the guy has some serious mental problems to stop a school bus going 50 mph on the Mass. Pike in the middle lane," Rizoli said. "I don't know what type of person does something like that... The guy stopped in front of me and I had no idea what he was doing. I'm like 'this guy's crazy.'"
No students were on board the bus at the time of the incident.
The driver of the Toyota has been identified by state police, but his name has not been released.
No charges have been filed at this time.
The Weston School District said it is also investigating the incident.