Beaten cab driver speaks exclusively to Action News

Monday, January 30, 2012

A Philadelphia cab driver who was attacked and beaten in Center City Saturday night spoke exclusively with Action News on Sunday.

UPDATE: Victim of Center City cab assault writes about attack

The driver of the Liberty cab was stopped at a red light at 15th and Chestnut Streets around 8:25pm Saturday night when a group of teens started calling his passenger derogatory names.

They pulled the passenger out of the car and began beating him. When the driver came to his aid, he was assaulted, too.

"They were throwing stuff on us, and the two men, one hit me on my stomach, and the other one hit me here" said the driver, who did not want to be identified.

"They hit him in the mouth, in the head, but I didn't see him after that, because he ran into the people and he disappeared."

The driver finally chased them off with a tire iron.

He flagged down police, who arrested three boys, two 17-year-olds and a 15-year-old. Each of the face a list of charges, including aggravated assault.

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