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Shocking moment: A 78-year-old woman is dragged out of a taxi by the driver who robbed her

Shocking moment The 78-year-old woman is pulled by the leg from an Access-A-Ride taxi after realizing they had passed the destination, by the driver who refused to let her out of the vehicle, says the police

  • A 78-year-old woman booked an Access-A-Ride cab to go to physical therapy
  • Her driver refused to stop at the destination and then pulled her out of the taxi
  • The attacker stole the money and Fare’s phone while she was lying helpless on the concrete
  • He returned the phone when an bystander intervened, then sped away

Police are looking for a New York City cab driver who dragged an elderly passenger out of his car

Police are looking for a New York City cab driver who dragged an elderly passenger out of his car

Police are looking for a New York City cab driver who dragged an elderly passenger from his car and attempted to rob her before speeding away in a regrettable assault.

The 78-year-old woman had ordered the Access-A-Ride taxi to take her to physical therapy but became concerned when the driver drove past the destination and refused to let her out of the car.

Moments later, the cab driver screeched to a halt, jumped out of the car to open the passenger door and began yanking his elderly passenger’s leg, pulling her out of the cab and onto the concrete.

The taxi driver freed the lady from her money and phone before a 35-year-old passer-by stepped in and confronted the attacker.

The perpetrator quickly handed over the phone before jumping back into the cab, slamming on the gas and hitting the Good Samaritan with the car as he drove away.

Flatbush Shomrim Safety Patrol tweeted a picture of the attacker and video footage taken by bystanders of the incident, urging the public to help the NYPD track the criminal.

The 78-year-old woman had called Access-A-Ride's taxi to take her to physical therapy, but the taxi driver dragged her out of the car and onto the concrete in a bid to rob her

The 78-year-old woman had called Access-A-Ride’s taxi to take her to physical therapy, but the taxi driver dragged her out of the car and onto the concrete in a bid to rob her

The taxi driver took the lady's money and phone

The taxi driver took the lady’s money and phone

A 35-year-old bystander intervened and confronted the attacker while the lady, who was still on the ground, tried to fight back. The perpetrator quickly handed over the phone before hopping back into the cab and hitting the gas

A 35-year-old bystander intervened and confronted the attacker while the lady, who was still on the ground, tried to fight back. The perpetrator quickly handed over the phone before hopping back into the cab and hitting the gas

‘DISTURBING! This rental driver previously viciously robbed an elderly woman on East 35th Street and Flatlands Avenue and hit and injured a pedestrian while filming while filming this,” Flatbush Shomrim Safety Patrol tweeted.

“If you recognize him, please call 911 and #Shomrim 718-338-9797. #Let him catch.’

An ABC7 report, citing police, said the shocking incident happened around 3:30 p.m. EY Wednesday on East 35th Avenue near the corner of Avenue N in Marine Park.

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Andrew Kugle

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