For the past couple of months you might have spotted reports online about mysterious pellet-gun attacks on the shuttle buses that are used to ferry Apple and Google employees and other workers to their campuses in San Francisco, California.
According to a report from AppleInsider, since the shootings first started in January, there have been over 20 instances of charter buses in the San Francisco Bay Area, including five carrying Apple and Google employees, being shot at. So far, the pellets have only managed to shatter the windows and dent the paintwork, and thankfully no-one has been injured, but Apple was concerned enough about the incidents that it changed the routes of its shuttles.
Both the FBI and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) are now involved in trying to stop the attacks, with undercover police officers mingling with employees on the shuttles. The CHP’s John Fransen told Business Insider that the undercover operatives will “take appropriate action” if a bus that they are riding on is shot at. The charter bus company, Storer, has also offered a $10,000 reward for information that could help to catch the culprit, or culprits.
Source: California police turn to decoys & undercover agents to trap person shooting at Apple & Google buses