Susan Bernobich, 46, was filmed by a member of the public being racially abusive to an schoolboy on a Sydney bus. She was seen making remarks including “get a passport” and “get back on your boat” to the boy.
Police intervened after the video was widely shared reported in the media.
“I don’t believe she’s sorry, I think she just said that so she can get away with it. I sincerely hope this woman is truthful in her apology and that she doesn’t cause this tragic behaviour again,” said the man who filmed the incident, according to News.co.au, who has chosen to remain anonymous.
“She should mind her manners in the future, especially now she’s on a good behaviour bond.”
“I’m so sorry,” said Bernobich outside the court, after being given a six-month ‘good behaviour’ bond.
The court took into account that Bernobich was going through personal issues at the time, including depression and family issues. She was also under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.
“The accused is regretful of her words and actions. She appeared quite distressed by the incident’s public interest,” read a police report, which was submitted to the court.