MANHATTAN, N.Y. (PIX11) – Police are searching for a man wanted for attacking an 82-year-old taxi driver after he refused to pay his fare in Chinatown last Friday.
The driver confronted the suspect about the unpaid fare on Canal Street around 1:05 a.m., according to authorities. That’s when the man allegedly punched the driver, causing him to fall to the ground unconscious, police said.
The man then kicked the driver before taking off in another taxi, according to authorities.
Police describe the man as being around 25 to 30 years old and 5’9” to 6’ tall. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored jacket, dark-colored pants and light-colored shoes.
Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
Erin Pflaumer is a digital content producer from Long Island who has covered both local and national news since 2018. She joined PIX11 in 2023. See more of her work here.