Man arrested after forcing Toronto bus to Tim Hortons

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Posted: Mar 18, 2016 5:42 PM

TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian man who hijacked a city bus and demanded he be taken to Tim Hortons, a popular coffee and doughnut chain, has been arrested.

Investigators said Friday Daniel Ferreira, 31, boarded the bus early Friday just past midnight in York Region, north of Toronto, and forced the driver at knifepoint to bypass several red lights at a high rate of speed before eventually demanding to be dropped off at a Tim Hortons. York Region Constable Laura Nicolle said Ferreira then called police advising the he believed he had overdosed on drugs.

Officers arrested the man at the restaurant a short time later. Nicolle said neither the driver nor anyone else on the bus was injured.

The Toronto Transit Commission said the bus driver was "shaken" by what it called a "brazen crime."

Ferreira has been charged with assault with a weapon, mischief endangering a life, forcible confinement, uttering threats and taking a motor vehicle without consent.