Moment when a Bus Passenger threatens to call police upon a Tourette Syndrome young lady swearing inexplicably

  • Following a series of tics, Tourette’s-afflicted young Sydneyan woman was attacked.
  • A bus passenger threatened to call 911 because of her swearing
  • Witnesses explained that tics were a sign and not something she could control.
  • She claimed that the girl did not have Tourette’s because she was protecting herself 

One young lady with Tourette syndrome shared video footage of an altercation on a Sydney bus. Her uncontrollable swearing caused another passenger to threaten calling the police.

She shared her story on Sunday in hopes of raising awareness about Tourette symptoms, and showing the type of hostile reactions they can create.

TikTok user @meowmons was traveling to Newtown from the west when she became ill with coprolalia, which is an ‘tic’ that allows the sufferer to repeatedly repeat offensive or obscene words. 

A young Sydney girl with Tourette Syndrome shared a series of videos (pictured) on Sunday showing the abuse she suffered after a series of tics on the Newtown bus

One video (pictured) shows a young Sydney girl suffering from Tourette Syndrome. It is a collection of clips that she shared on Sunday.

Tourette Syndrome, which causes the sufferer of the disorder to have repetitive or unwelcome actions and sounds, is commonly manifested by this verbal tic.

A passenger who felt offended at the swearing on the bus threatened to call police. She repeatedly said that the girl didn’t have the disorder.

The woman (pictured left) threatened to call the police on the victim after the series of tics

After a series of bizarre tics, the woman threatened to call police.

Many passengers were heard on the bus responding to this threat. They said that the girl was suffering from Tourette Syndrome, and they are not to be worried.

Responding to the woman, she said that someone with Tourette Syndrome will not be able defend themselves like the victim.  

According to her, it is not normal for someone suffering from Tourettes to have this reaction.

After they got off the bus another passenger told the victim that she had tried to contact police, but her phone wouldn’t connect. 

When confronted by passengers and the victim's friends the abuser (pictured middle) said people suffering from Tourette Syndrome are unable to defend themselves as the victim did

The abuser, pictured middle (confronted by the victims’ friends and passengers), said that people with Tourette Syndrome cannot defend themselves like the victim.

As the argument continued, the victim and her companions got off the bus. The group was seen in a train station. There they informed the woman not to treat persons with disabilities as they had.

She replied that if you had Tourette’s then you wouldn’t be able argument and say that you have Tourette’s.

It was an error, because people with Tourette Syndrome can often communicate even though they have tics.

A total of three videos were uploaded by the victim, detailing the event and their response.

What is Tourette’s Syndrome? 

 Tourette’s syndrome is a neurological condition characterised by a combination of involuntary noises and movements called tics.

It is most common in childhood, and it continues throughout adulthood. Tics may be verbal or physical.

Tourette’s syndrome can run in families. In some cases, it is often associated with OCD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Tourette’s Syndrome is named for Georges Gilles de la Tourette (French doctor who described it and the symptoms of the condition in 19th-century France).

Tourette’s Syndrome is not curable, but there are ways to manage the symptoms.

Source: NHS Choices