Cabbie accused of stabbing fare-beating passenger faces several charges

Kimberly Dole
November 18, 2019 - 3:54 pm

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A Bronx cabbie accused of stabbing a passenger turned himself in to 46th precinct on Monday.

Sandy de Jesus Rodriguez, Fernando Mateo, head of the Federation Of Taxi Drivers, and another man showed up at the precinct before 11 a.m.

Rodriguez and Mateo said he never stabbed anyone and wants the passengers’ medical records to be turned over to detectives.

Rodriguez says a female passenger stole $190 from his cab so he followed her into a building in Fordham Heights. That's when he encountered a man with her who he says had robbed him before.


Cabbie accused of stabbing fare-beating rider says he’s the victim

Rodriguez said he felt threatened by the man and pulled out a pocket knife to keep the guy away but insists he never stabbed anyone.

Mateo said Rodriguez told him he wasn't even close enough to punch the guy, let alone stab him.

Rodriguez has been charged with menacing, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

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