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Thursday, May 5, 2011

S.F. Cabbie Bitch-Slaps Woman in NOPA

Posted By on Thu, May 5, 2011 at 9:15 AM

click to enlarge This is a real bitch slap
  • This is a real bitch slap

We've reported on the dangers of being a cab driver -- you never know which drunk or crazy fare will hop into your taxi. But there's also a great deal of uncertainty as a passenger, as one San Francisco woman recently discovered.

She called for a cab after a night of boozing at an Inner Sunset bar. The cab driver picked her up at the corner of Ninth Avenue and Irving Street at about 2:30 a.m., according to police reports.

The woman was perhaps a little too drunk, because she didn't seem to be clear on where her destination was. The cabbie, reasonably so, got frustrated, stopped the car at Divisadero and Golden Gate and slapped her (unreasonable).

The tale was a little hard to believe, so we called SFPD to confirm that the cab driver indeed slapped the woman. Police Captain Denis O'Leary told SF Weekly that the cab driver got out of the taxi, as did the woman; then he walked over to her and smacked her twice.

"It was an open-palm strike," O'Leary says.

Also known as a bitch-slap.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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