- The passenger had been sleeping and failed to get off the bus at the right stop
- She demanded the driver stop right away and attacked him when he refused
- Footage shows her seizing the steering wheel by force and pushing the driver
- Police in southern China have detained the suspect for her dangerous behaviour
A bus passenger in China has been detained after dangerously grabbing the driver's steering wheel in a bid to get off the vehicle between stops.
The woman had missed her destination during sleep and was furious when she woke up on a different street in the southern province of Fujian.
She kicked the bus doors angrily, yelled at the transport worker before launching the assault on him while he was still driving.
The incident took place on a number 28 bus in the city of Putian at around 1:30pm on Thursday.
Security footage shows the enraged woman, who was the only passenger on board, shouting 'let me get off' at the driver after realising she had gone past her station.
The driver halted the bus at the next stop, but the woman did not get off. The doors shut when she approached them.
After the bus re-started, she raised her voice and yelled 'how do you expect me to walk in such hot weather'.
She also began to kick the bus doors and pulled the railing forcefully.
When the driver refused to stop, she dashed towards the driver's cabin and violently grabbed the steering wheel from him.
She repeatedly cried 'stop, stop, stop' while trying to take control of the vehicle. After the man pulled over the bus to call the police, she hit him on the shoulder.
The woman, who remains unnamed, claimed to police officers that she would not have attacked the driver had there been other passengers on the bus.
Police have imposed 'criminal compulsory measures' on the woman on suspicion of 'endangering public security by dangerous means'.
Those who are found guilty of the crime can be sentenced to death if the circumstances are particularly serious, according to China's top law-enforcing authority.