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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

VIDEO: Passenger Beats Cab Driver With Padlock

Posted By on Wed, Apr 1, 2015 at 3:40 PM

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San Francisco police are looking for a man who was caught on camera assaulting a taxi driver near Civic Center BART yesterday morning. 

On March 31, at about 12:05 a.m., police were called to Seventh and Market streets where a taxi driver was seen bleeding from the head. When police arrived, they learned that the cabbie had picked up the male passenger from Seventh and Townsend streets and was taking him to Civic Center BART station. On the way, the passenger is seen on the video beating the driver with a metal padlock, says Officer Grace Gatpandan. 

What isn't seen in the video is the attempted robbery.

After hitting the driver a few times, the passenger reached over the driver and tried to grab his electronics — a cellphone, GPS, and a music device. "The suspect didn't get anything; he got out of the car and tried again to take the electronics by reaching through the front window," Gatpandan tells us. He wasn't able to grab the stash and instead ran off toward Civic Center BART. 

The cab driver was treated at the scene and released. Police say they have no leads, but are reviewing the full surveillance video to identify the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call SFPD at (415) 575-4444.
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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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