One man was so confident in SEPTA's service today that he tried to use one of its buses as an ambulance, officials with the transit authority said.
The man, 31, was shot about 7 a.m. on 57th Street near Catherine in West Philadelphia, police spokeswoman Officer Jillian Russell said. It's not clear what sparked the shooting, but the man was hit once in the leg.
He then stumbled a few blocks to 57th Street and Baltimore Avenue, where he hailed one of SEPTA's Route G buses. After a brief conversation with the driver, during which he admitted he had just been shot, the man got off the bus and crossed the street to board one heading northbound toward Lankenau Medical Center, SEPTA spokeswoman Heather Redfern said.
Apparently, he had mixed up the two, which is understandable when you have a bullet in your leg.