Taxi driver stabbed by passenger
A New York taxi driver called police Dec. 22 at 12:23 a.m. after he was stabbed in the hand by his passenger. Police located the driver on Squab Lane and he told officers he got into a fight with his passenger over the price of the cab fare. He picked the man, who was described as being in his 30s with a short, stocky build, in Manhattan and told him it would cost more than $100 to drive to Darien, police said.
The man agreed to pay the fare even though he appeared to be intoxicated and fell asleep in the back of the cab. The drive woke him up and when he told him how much the ride was the man began threatening to stab him, police said. The driver started to dial 911 when the passenger pulled a pen knife out of his pocket and stabbed the driver several times in the right hand.
The driver declined treatment and was unable to tell officers where the passenger lived because he was never given an exact address.