Man accuses bus driver of kidnapping, now faces charges

KAMLOOPS - In a surprising twist, the man who accused a bus driver of kidnapping him is now facing charges.

The one-minute YouTube video, 'Kamloops B.C. Transit Driver Kidnaps Passenger', shows two transit users accusing a Kamloops public bus driver of purposefully missing their stops and locking them on the bus.

The video circulated in Kamloops and has garnered over 62,000 views as well as public scrutiny. The bus driver was immediately put on suspension following the event while B.C. Transit investigated the matter.

The investigation revealed that the video was not all it had seemed, and the driver was exonerated and put back to work.

Now, the man allegedly responsible for posting the video is the one facing charges.

Bradley Derek Smith is expected to stand trial in August on charges of assault and mischief.

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