Opal Brown (Photo: Metro)
WASHINGTON - A D.C. woman charged with throwing a cup filled with urine at a Metrobus driver has been arrested, one day after she failed to appear in court.
Metro Transit Police said their officers arrested 38-year-old Opal Brown Friday evening. A bench warrant was issued for her arrest after she failed to show up for a status hearing on Thursday.
Police say Brown was riding on a Metrobus that was traveling near Minnesota Avenue and Benning Road in Northeast D.C. on the evening of Aug. 26 when she doused the driver with urine that was in a purple cup.
According to court documents, Brown was about to exit the bus when the driver told the suspect to “Have a nice day.” Brown responded saying, “Are you talking to me?” before throwing the urine on the female driver.
Court documents also say Brown admitted to committing the assault and told police she tossed the urine because she was mad at the driver and hates Metro. She also wrote an apology letter and had it in her possession when she was taken into custody by police.
Police say they also have video of Brown urinating into the cup on the bus before pouring it on the driver.
Brown entered a plea of not guilty and was ordered to undergo a mental evaluation after making her first appearance in court on Aug. 31.