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Man arrested for allegedly damaging bus in Las Vegas after being told to wear mask

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Posted at 1:47 PM, Jul 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-22 17:02:59-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas police say a man kicked the doors of a bus and then threw a rock through the window after the driver told him to wear a mask.

Jason Easterbrook was arrested on July 14 and charged by police with damaging property.

A witness told police Easterbrook got on an RTC bus on Charleston Boulevard and Honolulu when he was told to wear a mask by the bus driver.

Initially, he put on a mask, but police say he took it off as soon as he was seated inside.

According to the arrest report, police say he was asked again to wear a mask and that he got angry.

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He then got up and kicked the bus doors, the arrest report claims. Once the bus stopped, Easterbrook got off and picked up a rock from the ground, throwing it through the bus window and shattering it.

The witnesses said he left the scene and went to a nearby alley, where police say they found him.

The arrest report says Easterbrook admitted to officers that he threw the rock and kicked the doors, but claimed that the bus was his property and that he needed to make renovations on it.


The damage was estimated at $2,000 by the bus manager.

Easterbrook was released on his own recognizance on July 15 on the condition that he stay out of trouble, court records show.