GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - A man with a history of mental health issues stole a school bus over the holiday weekend in Wyoming and drove it to Washtenaw County.
Police say that Josiah Curtis, 24, of Kentwood, admitted to taking the school bus from a bus garage in the 3700 block of Jefferson in Wyoming. The bus belonged to the William C. Abney Academy. He is charged with concealing and receiving stolen property in Washtenaw County and driving without a license. Charges in Kent County are still pending.
The bus was taken sometime on the night of November 21st or early on Thanksgiving morning. The suspect also tried to take three other buses, but crashed one into a fence and drove another off of a loading dock. The third bus had a flat tire. Curtis told police he tried to start other busses as well, but was not able to get them moving. The bus that was stolen was spotted at about 7:00 am on Thanksgiving morning, driving erratically on I-94 in Washtenaw County.
Erica Glenn, School Leader at William C. Abney Academy says the four buses are not driveable. She says the Kentwood School District is allowing Abney Academy to use some buses until their buses can be repaired.