Good Samaritans beat up cabbie
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Makes you realize that things aren't always what they seem. Jumping into situations without knowing the facts can get you in trouble.
NEW YORK — Police say a cab driver who tried to take a purse from a woman fare beater was beaten by a group of good Samaritans who thought they were seeing a robbery.
Police say it happened Saturday morning near the Staten Island Ferry Terminal when four woman, who had been club-going, got into a fight with the cab driver over the fare.
Police say the women left the taxi without paying and the cab driver gave chase, grabbing one of the women's purses.
That's when a group of men in a passing car thought they were witnessing a mugging and jumped on the cab driver, beating him and then fleeing the seen.
The cab driver was treated for cuts on his face.
The women were later picked up by police as they exited the Staten Island Ferry and issued summonses for fare beating.
Good point, wonder what the hack laws say
You make a good point that there is reason to use the shop owner comparison. I wonder what the NYC hack laws allow the cabbie to do in situations like this. Bet his rights are spelled out in exquisite detail and the drivers are trained about this at some point before getting their license.
Originally Posted by ccw9mm