Thursday, August 7, 2008

Greyhound Scraps "Bus Rage" Ads

Greyhound has decided to scrap a relatively recent ad campaign in the wake of the murder and decapitation of a traveler on one of its buses.

The campaign, which extolled the virtues of a calm, relaxing trip on a Greyhound bus, has been running since last 2007, and used the tagline:
"There's a reason you've never heard of 'bus rage.'"
Tim McLean, 22, was repeatedly stabbed and beheaded by another passenger, Vince Weiguang Li, 40, aboard a Greyhound bus traveling through Manitoba on July 30. Police reported (check the above link) that Li consumed some of McLean's flesh.

Print ads have already been removed, but outdoor signs will take some time to remove, said Greyhound spokesperson Abby Wambaugh.

During a brief court appearance on Tuesday, Li pleaded with the court to "kill him."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have rode Greyhound ,I wanted to kill someone after 6 hours next to a talkative smelly drunk ....Good thing the wacked out Blonde with a short dress and no drawers traded seats with me ,The overmedicated blind dude was OK till I suggested the Joint he was smoking smelled like SH!t........