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Cabbie accused of extorting 10 percent tip

Published: Wed, June 16, 2010 @ 8:57 a.m.

KENNER, La. (AP) — Authorities in the New Orleans area say a cab driver is accused of locking a Texas tourist in his cab and demanding a 10 percent tip on a $33 airport fare.

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office says in an incident report that 37-year-old Sohail Kahn was booked with extortion and false imprisonment, and the New Orleans Taxicab Regulation Bureau also seized his permit.

Kahn could not be reached for comment Wednesday by The Associated Press because he has no listed phone number.

The Times-Picayune quotes the incident report as saying the passenger, a 57-year-old woman from Bellaire, Texas, called 911 from her cell phone after arguing with the driver for a half-hour.


1PXGhost(51 comments)posted 5 years, 5 months ago

So... he locked a 57 year old woman in his cab... and demanded a tip of $3.30... and the lady called 9-1-1?

How stupid are people? Him for locking the door, and her for giving a tip of LESS THAN $3.30??? Can you say 'CHEAP?!'

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2Lifes2Short(3879 comments)posted 5 years, 5 months ago

I can't believe I just read that. Unreal.

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3Nunya(1356 comments)posted 5 years, 5 months ago


See it's things like this that makes you wish you could be in more than one place at a time.

This is an instance where that lady paid her fare and that should have been the end of it. Where since that cabbie wanted to go the route he did.

In a manner he'd understand and learn to respect he needs to be physically counseled. Not verbally chastised or told he went way to far but literally and physically,.. counseled.

It's indefensible guys like him that makes some good people temporarily shelve their decorum. And endure meetings with magistrates merely as a manner of how he was responded to.

I wonder if he realizes crime doesn't always pay and $3.30 cents isn't worth a receiving a periorbital hematoma and wouldn't fix / repair his dental work either.

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