Aug. 17, 2018 By Christian Murray
The police are looking for an irate woman who took a bite out of the arm of a taxi driver in Kew Gardens Hills earlier this month after a dispute about change.
The driver picked up the woman at around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5, in Astoria—in the vicinity of 31st Street and Astoria Boulevard, police said. The cabbie then drove the woman in his green taxi to her Kew Gardens Hills destination at Kissena Boulevard and 71st Avenue.
The suspect paid the driver but claimed she didn’t get the correct change. She became belligerent and refused to leave the cab, police said.
The driver stepped out of the cab to escort her out. She then went and sat in the driver’s seat. The cabbie then tried to pull her out, at which point she chomped on his arm.
The woman then locked herself inside the taxi before suddenly fleeing on foot into 154-01 71st Ave. with the driver’s wallet. The wallet contained $200 in cash and numerous credit cards, police said.
The driver was treated at a nearby hospital for the bite mark to his arm.
The suspect is described as a heavy-set female, last seen wearing a white shirt, black pants and black and white sneakers.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477)