A bus driver who stranded a group of European tourists at Universal Studios and drove away with their belongings said through her attorney Saturday that she did it because of a medical problem, authorities said.
The bus was discovered early Friday parked at a downtown intersection. All the tourists' possessions were found inside.
Nathan Halprin, an attorney for Deborah Bowens, 40, contacted the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and offered an explanation, Detective Rod Shanks said.
"There was no foul play involved," Shanks said. "She admits to parking the bus where it was found. She said it was due to a medical problem, possibly involving her back, I believe."
The woman has not said, however, why she drove the bus from the lot of the popular Universal City attraction on Thursday afternoon, against the bus company's regulations, he said.