Bus Beating Suspect Says He Didn't Do It
MILWAUKEE - A tipster turned him in, and the sheriff’s department says a 17-year-old admitted to the brutal beating on a Milwaukee County bus…but that's not what he's saying now.
TODAY’S TMJ4’s Melissa McCrady talked with the beating suspect, who says he didn’t do it.
The teenage suspect showed up to school Wednesday morning only to find out he's been kicked out of St. Charles. He insists he's being railroaded for a crime he did not commit.
“I don't even know who the bus driver is,” Benny said.
Benny was arrested for the brutal attack, but Benny insists the attacker is not him.
“I'm not his height, I'm not his complexion, so it's crazy. How can I attack the bus driver?”
A tipster led Milwaukee County sheriff’s deputies to 17-year-old Benny. He was arrested, but not charged. Therefore, we are not using his last name.
TODAY’S TMJ4’s Melissa McCrady: “Did you attack the bus driver?”
“C'mon now. I hate to say, but it's crazy for y'all to even ask me this,” Benny said.
Investigators say Benny confessed to the crime.
Melissa McCrady: “Did you confess?”
“No. The question was, they asked me ‘did I do it?’ I said ‘if y'all say I did it, I did it. If you say it.’ That's not admitting to it,” Benny said.
Benny insists he was in school at the time. He's says he's angry he was jailed and kicked out of St. Charles for something he didn't do.
MPS can't confirm or deny Benny has been kicked out of St. Charles, but they say MPS does not expel students for charges unrelated to school. So far, Benny has not been charged in the bus attack.