BY THE VILLAGE SUN | Police said that an octogenarian taxi driver was knocked out in trendy Dimes Square after demanding a man pay his fare.
According to police, on Fri., Nov. 10, around 1:05 a.m., an 82-year-old yellow cabbie confronted a passenger after he refused to fork over his fare in front of 40 Canal St., at Division Street.
But the younger man responded by punching the hack, causing him to fall to the road and lose consciousness. The foul-tempered fare then kicked the unconscious cabbie for good measure before fleeing. He was last seen hopping into yet another yellow taxi heading northbound on Orchard Street.
The victim was removed by E.M.S. ambulance to NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital where he was treated and released.
The suspect is described as 25 to 30 years old, 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall, with a slim build. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored jacket, dark pants and light-colored shoes. It looked like he was also holding a ball cap in his hand at the time of the confrontation.
Police ask that anyone with information call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted on the Crime Stoppers Web site at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential. Tips leading to an arrest and indictment result in a reward of $3,500.