<p>The Hillsborough County (Fla.) Sheriff&rsquo;s Office said that a motorist stopped in front of a school bus and kicked a panel on the door when the bus driver wouldn&rsquo;t open it. The incident was captured on surveillance footage.</p>

TAMPA, Fla. — A search is underway for a motorist who police say kicked the door of a school bus in an apparent act of road rage.

The April 12 incident was captured by video surveillance cameras on the Hillsborough County Public Schools bus, which was transporting special-needs students.

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, a motorist driving what appeared to be a maroon Nissan Altima stopped abruptly in front of the school bus, forcing it to stop.

The motorist got out of her car and approached the school bus, banging on the door and shouting profanities, police said. When the school bus driver refused to open the door, the motorist allegedly kicked a lower glass panel on the door, causing it to crack. The damage is estimated at $250.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release on Friday that the incident “appears to have been caused by the suspect’s road rage,” although no details were provided on what happened before the school bus confrontation.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office released surveillance footage of the incident and asked for help in identifying the motorist. Police described the suspect as a Hispanic female, 25 to 35 years old, with curly black hair pulled back, wearing glasses and blue medical scrubs.

Here’s the footage from video surveillance cameras on the bus:

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Thomas had covered the pupil transportation industry with School Bus Fleet since 2002. When he's not writing articles about yellow buses, he enjoys running long distances and making a joyful noise with his guitar.

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