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American News Feb 20, 2022 11:58 PM EST

Portland trans activist and aspiring model charged with felony assault of bus driver

A left-wing trans activist and aspiring model was arrested by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office transit police division in Portland, Ore., for allegedly assaulting a TriMet bus operator.

Portland trans activist and aspiring model charged with felony assault of bus driver
Andy Ngo and Mia Cathell The Post Millennial

A left-wing trans activist and aspiring model was arrested by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office transit police division in Portland, Ore., for allegedly assaulting a TriMet bus operator.

Joshua Paul Ransom, 30, who goes by the name "Mira Freyja," was taken into police custody and charged with felony assault in the third degree, unlawful use of pepper spray, and interference with public transportation on Feb. 9 following an investigation.

Ransom is accused of macing TriMet driver Christopher Day on Feb. 1 while he was behind the wheel in Gresham, according to KOIN News. Day said it's the third time he's been attacked on the job. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Ransom fled the scene after the assault and was not found by responding law enforcement.

Joshua Paul Ransom aka "Mira Freyja"

Ransom was booked into the women's section of a local jail and was listed as a 6'2" white woman with red hair. She was quickly released with less than 24 hours without bail. She's been banned from using the TriMet system for 90 days.

Ransom's social media is filled with posts of her modeling, with her declaring, "I'm hot [as f—k]," in one post. She also provides political commentary on trans issues. Originally from southern California, Ransom claims in many posts to be a victim of transphobia. Just a day before the alleged assault, Ransom captioned an Instagram post on Jan. 30: "Ready for another day of being abused by the public."

Ransom's post on Instagram before the alleged assault | Source: Instagram

She is also an outspoken advocate for trans women to be able to fight against biological females in professional athletic competitions.

Ransom defended Portland transgender MMA fighter Alana McLaughlin when a Twitter user pointed out that she had trained with the US Army Special Forces before she transitioned.

"Take your homophobic comments to the next Klan meeting. The fact that you think this is debate shows you lack the self awareness to realise you are a just a homophobic bully," Ransom responded to McLaughlin's critic.

Ransom works at Portland-area marijuana dispensary Green Planet, where some of her modeling photos and videos were taken. The business was reached for comment.

TriMet declined to comment for this report, pointing The Post Millennial to the press release from the Sheriff's Office. Ransom has been reached for comment. Her arraignment is set for April 13.

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