Cops seek driver who attacked man as he exited cab in Williamsburg: NYPD

nypd image of man after taxi assault in williamsburg
The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the whereabouts of the individual and vehicle depicted in the above photo
Photo courtesy of NYPD Crime Stoppers

Cops are seeking to identify an irate driver who they say assaulted a man as he exited a cab in Williamsburg on Aug. 9.

The 28-year-old victim told cops that he was exiting a for-hire vehicle in front of 253 South 2nd St. at around 11:20 p.m. when the driver of the car behind him started making statements about how long he was taking to get out of the cab.

Police said the irate driver exited his vehicle and punched the victim multiple times about the head and body.

He then got back in his vehicle, a black BMW sedan, and fled the location on Havemeyer Street, towards South 1st Street.

The victim transported himself by private means to an area hospital, where he was treated for a fractured fibula and multiple torn ankle ligaments.

The NYPD is now asking for the public’s assistance identifying the whereabouts of the man and his vehicle, and are hoping to find and talk with two female witnesses who appeared to have recorded the event on their phones. 

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

In the 90th Precinct, where the Aug. 9 incident took place, there have been 202 reported felony assaults so far this year as of Aug. 27, according to the latest police department data.

Reported assaults in Williamsburg are up by 8.6%, when compared to the same period last year.