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Police close bus driver shooting case as unfounded

June 18, 2014
Associated Press

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say evidence and testing didn't support an Ohio bus driver's report that he was shot and stabbed in an attack by three men and that a religious book in his shirt pocket blocked bullets.

Chief Richard Biehl (BEEL) said Wednesday that Dayton police closed the case. Biehl says driver Rickey Wagoner's account of what happened wasn't found to be factual.

Wagoner told police he was outside his bus Feb. 24 when three men assaulted him. He said two bullets hit the inch-thick book and one hit his leg. He said he was also stabbed in the arm.

Biehl says police decided to close the case based partly on testing of simulated shots fired into the book.

A recording at Wagoner's home said the voice mail was full Wednesday.



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