Video: Nightmare Passenger Stabs Cab Driver, Makes Him Crash, Steals His Phone and Money
NYPD via YouTube
A black car crashed in Bushwick this weekend after the passenger inside repeatedly stabbed its driver. The fare made off with the victim's phone and his cash. According to the NYPD, the driver picked the passenger up just before 11 a.m. on Saturday outside 1234 Halsey Street in Bushwick.
Police say: "[O]nce inside the cab he then displayed a knife and demanded cash. After the 47-year-old male cab driver refused, the suspect then assaulted and stabbed the victim multiple times, causing him to lose control of his vehicle and crashing into a fence."
After the car crashed, the passenger absconded with the driver's iPhone 5 and "an undetermined amount" of cash. The driver was taken to Kings County Hospital for treatment.
The suspect -- described by police as a black male, approximately five feet, ten inches tall and 180 pounds -- fled down Knickerbocker Avenue in a red tracksuit with white stripes.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-8477, text 274637 and enter TIP577, or submit tips via the Crime Stoppers website.
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