Cal State Fullerton student Amaryah Tarkington headed home on an earlier December evening to finish up her part of a group project. The finals week task, due the very next day, was one she never got the chance to complete. The 29-year-old took an Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) bus from campus en route to Anaheim. Everyone who boarded was packed like sardines, according to her, and the ride started off innocuously enough. “I was sitting…listening to my music,” Tarkington tells the Weekly. A seat next to her opened up and was taken by her eventual assailant, one of many more to join in the fray before the whole ordeal’s end.
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