NYDailyNews: A cabbie who refused to drive four friends in Manhattan home to the Bronx deliberately plowed his cab into them on Sunday, leaving one critically injured, police said.
Anthony Loreto, 22, a civil engineer, and three of his friends hailed a yellow cab about 4 a.m. in midtown after a night of clubbing, relatives and cops said.
They got in, but the hack, Mohammed Azam, 27, of Jackson Heights, Queens, refused to take them to the Bronx.
When the passengers argued he was legally obligated to take them to the Bronx, Azam instead drove them to the Midtown North Precinct stationhouse, believing cops would side with him, officials said.
The cabbie and his passengers went into the stationhouse, where cops told him he had to make the trip. Azam jumped back into his cab and drove at the four friends, now on the street, hitting three of them, and then fled, police said.
(h/t Fox Nation)
UPDATE: Commenter Tyler makes a fair point, one that I should have caught myself. It was actually Fox Nation that identified him as a Muslim and I made the mistake of reporting that as well. It’s likely from his name that he is, however nothing validates that from the report so I’ve removed it from my post.