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Man gets 21 days in jail for spitting on TTC staff

A TTC streetcar takes on passengers in Toronto on Nov. 17, 2009.

A 19-year-old man has been sentenced to 21 days in jail for spitting in the face of a Toronto Transit Commission supervisor.

Emmanuel Yihun has also been placed on probation for 18 months and banned from the TTC between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Mr. Yihun assaulted the supervisor on Dec. 29 after being found passed out on a streetcar and ordered off the vehicle.

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Mr. Yihun entered a guilty plea to the assault charge at his bail hearing later that day.

The TTC says that, on average, two of its employees are assaulted every day, ranging from punching, slapping and spitting, to threats of physical harm or death.

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