BILLINGS — A Montana man has been arrested for stealing a city bus with two passengers and driving it for five minutes before police stopped him.
Authorities say 28-year-old Deavonta Belton took the City of Billings MET Transit bus shortly after noon Thursday.
Police say the two female passengers were not injured.
Authorities say Belton drove for about 2 miles (3 kilometers) before police vehicles surrounded the bus.
Authorities say the bus driver had stepped off for a short break.
Passenger Kellyn Nelson says a man got on and told them he was the new driver.
Nelson says the bus took a wrong turn and she realized it had been “hijacked.”
Billings police say Belton will likely face multiple charges including felony theft, unlawful restraint and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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