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Cabbie Claims to be Assaulted After Disagreement About Fare

According to police reports, the customer pushed the cab driver down a set of stairs.

A cab driver from Queens claimed that he was assaulted in Hoboken early Sunday morning, after a customer refused to pay the agreed upon fare, police said.

A 30-year-old Connecticut woman had taken a taxi from 39th Street and 8th Avenue in New York, back to Hoboken around 4:50 a.m. on Sunday, police said. When she got in, she and the taxi driver—a 47-year-old Queens man—had agreed upon a $52 fare, police said. 

When they arrived at the destination on Fourth Street, the woman "grew angry and refused to pay the fare which they had negotiated," the police report stated.

The victim told police that the woman threw a $20 bill at the driver in the front seat, before getting out. The driver followed the woman to the entrance of the building to get his fare, police said.

When he got there, the woman allegedly shoved him down the stairs, pushing him with both of her hands. The cab driver suffered injuries—bruises and abrasions—to his head and knees, police said. 

The driver signed a complaint against the woman, who was in Hoboken as a visitor for a few days, police said. 

CuriousReplacement October 02, 2012 at 12:03 PM
Psychotic cab riders, getting dark earlier, once-promising lawsuit ebbing away - Dawn's legacy.
mrvrnj421 October 02, 2012 at 08:04 PM
I have taken dozens of these same taxi rides from the city to Hoboken...they don't run the meter, a fare is usually negotiated at about $45 plus toll before I get in the cab. Based on my experience, the description of this incident sounds pretty accurate to me. I'm not saying it is a fair price, but it is the price. She probably grew angry once she realized that her $60 cab ride only took 7 minutes.
mrvrnj421 October 02, 2012 at 08:06 PM
What does some crazy chick visiting Hoboken have to do with politics...I think I speak for pretty much everyone when I say that it is annoying seeing the same comments from you on every article. Not everything is a political issue.
Eric October 03, 2012 at 03:39 PM
I usually stick with $40-$45. total. I don't haggle over toll and tip, that's how much I'll pay and I make it clear that is all they are getting. I've taken them often enough to know that it's really only a $15 fare at the most, and a lot less to get back through the tunnel.
Eric October 03, 2012 at 03:43 PM
Listening to people like Curious is like listening to Republicans in Congress claim they had absolutely nothing to do the events leading up to the financial crisis.

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