Cab Driver Attacked, Robbed By Woman Passenger In Queens

August 19, 2018 - 4:13 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- A cab driver was the victim of a bizarre attack by a female passenger in Queens.

The driver said the woman had punched and kicked his car, then bit his arm and shoulder when she claimed he did not give her the correct change for her trip.

Police said the incident happened at around 5:30 a.m. on Aug. 5, near 71st Avenue and Astoria Boulevard.

Video shows the attacker refusing to leave the victim’s cab and shows her pulling on the 53-year-old driver’s arm.

The woman then locked herself in the driver’s seat of the cab while the driver attempted to pry open the door.

Authorities said the woman did eventually open the door and left the car with the victim’s wallet, which held $200 in cash and numerous credit cards.

The victim was treated at a nearby hospital but said the attack makes him want to change jobs.

Police are still looking for the woman who attacked him. She is described as a heavy-set woman and was last seen wearing a white shirt, black pants and white sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.