KAILUA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A video posted online shows a tour bus driver apparently threatening a woman as she recorded him bringing a busload of tourists to Kailua Beach Park near Lanikai.
Some Kailua residents say at 9 to 9:30 every morning, tour buses bring dozens of visitors to the beach park. The residents say that's illegal, and they're frustrated that it's still happening.
That frustration shows up in a video posted on the My Kailua Facebook page Friday morning.
"You're not supposed to be here!" the woman yells at the driver as a group of Japanese tourists get out of the bus.
"You're not allowed to be here! You're not allowed to be here!" she yells.
"I'm gonna find your house!" the driver responds.
"Oh good! Are you threatening me?" she says.
The driver tells the woman that he has a permit that allows him to drop off tourists near bus stops. She disagrees, and the exchange escalates.
"You know, I've got a bus stop permit...," the driver says.
"No, no you don't. You don't," she responds. "We've dealt with your company!"
"Don't f*** with me," he yells back. "I'm gonna find your house!"
As the driver returns to the bus, he starts shouting slurs.
"Thank you very much! Have a nice day!" he yells, sarcastically.
"You're welcome!" the woman yells back.
"F****** haole! Get out of here!," he yells as he walks away. "Get outta here, you haole! You don't f****** belong on the island!"
He yells one more unprintable slur before getting into the bus and driving away.
"I understand that the community is frustrated when they continue to see different companies violate the law, and I don't blame them for being frustrated," said Honolulu City Councilman Ikaika Anderson. He wrote the law that makes it illegal for tour companies to make stops around Kailua Beach Park, Lanikai and the Kalama Beach Park area.
Anderson spoke to the owner of the tour bus company in the video. "He said he was unaware of that ordinance," said Anderson. "I explained it to him, gave him the background and asked him to please adhere to the ordinance, abide by the law."
Hawaii News Now also spoke with the owner of 808 Trans, who declined to go on camera. He said the driver was wrong and will face consequences. He also said his buses will no longer stop at Kailua Beach Park, and that he's "very, very sorry" for what happened.