Some people really think the world is out to get them.
Sometimes they’re right. And sometimes there’s a good reason why someone should be “out to get them.”
Lori Ann Mankos, of Walnutport, Pennsylvania is facing a DUI and 26 counts of endangering the welfare of children after abandoning the school bus she was driving with nearly 30 children inside stranded at a gas station.
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The driver got on the bus originally appearing “agitated” and then began to swerve unsteadily through the streets.
“When there was a turn, a right-hand turn and when she took it she was going far too fast,” said Mason Persiani, a student on the bus.
“She ended up being halfway into the opposing lane of traffic.”
School Bus Driver Accused of Impaired Driving, Abandoning Students: Lori Ann Mankos of Pennsylvania was allegedly driving erratically, and then pulled into a gas station, gave the keys to the bus to an employee, and walked away. https://t.co/hwt0bzJG2O— School Bus Fleet Mag (@SchoolBusFleet) March 9, 2019
Lori Ann Mankos has been charged with 26 counts of endangering the welfare of children. She is also charged with driving under the influence. https://t.co/lTLh9kv2n9— wave3news (@wave3news) March 2, 2019
She was drunk or high: “Pennsylvania state police have charged Lori Ann Mankos, 44, with DUI and 26 counts of endangering the welfare of children”— Brian Hubbs (@BrianHubbs1) March 3, 2019
After swerving for quite some time, students finally convinced the driver to pull over. She got off the bus, leaving the kids completely stranded inside before walking to a gas station attendant, giving her keys to him and walking away.
“She ended up telling us to… go f**k ourselves and flipped us off. You know, stuck her hand in the air and flipped us off.”
“Pennsylvania state police have charged Lori Ann Mankos, 44, with DUI and 26 counts of endangering the welfare of children, according to WFMZ.”— Brian Hubbs (@BrianHubbs1) March 3, 2019
Them kids on the bus pic.twitter.com/7drO4st5bo— MrDelicioso (@pforpapi) March 8, 2019
Lori Ann Mankos, a Pennsylvania school bus driver, said she felt like she wanted to "kill kids," so she walked off her bus, gave the keys to a gas station employee and left. Police say Mankos was drunk and she now faces 26 child endangerment charges: https://t.co/kLoEsR0WcO pic.twitter.com/Za9YXTdsBm— Tom Cleary (@tomwcleary) March 6, 2019
The kids were thankfully able to escape out the back emergency door.
The bus company managed to send another driver, though many of the kids were picked up by their parents.
Keep it classy, Pennsylvania 😑https://t.co/WEzKt7uMuJ— Adam Stewart (@AdamG_Stewart) March 9, 2019
#drugs #badbehavior Police: Bus driver facing DUI, endangerment charges: BATH, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania school bus driver is facing charges after police allege she drove under the influence of alcohol with 26 ... ... BA https://t.co/Ign3NcYIO7 pic.twitter.com/DIitCq2j94— Julia Brown (@jbjulestx) March 2, 2019
Either the stress was too much for her or she's just a drunk— Donna Jean (@YellowstoneDJ) March 2, 2019
Unbelievable— TimeTraveler (@timetraversing) March 3, 2019
Imagine being on that bus, you randomly pull into a gas station and the driver just starts walking away lol— Y (@Y2249911) March 2, 2019
"and what were you sentenced for?"— Ted Hart-Davis (@TedHartDavis) March 2, 2019
Lucky kids, too many bus accidents these days— ™® (@TomRoelke) March 3, 2019
.— Citizen Assange (@Senator_Assange) March 2, 2019
Sounds like a winner
Scumbag ought to go to jail forever.— al b (@albnomaam) March 2, 2019
Well, at least she stopped driving before they got hurt.— 🇺🇸ItalianYNO🇮🇱 (@familysherrod) March 2, 2019
“I would certainly like an explanation,” said Persiani’s father, Anthony.
“It’s not normal.”
No, it certainly is not–but non-normal is PEAK 2019.