Friday, December 24, 2010

When a cab ride will (nearly) cost you an arm and a leg (well, at least an arm)

From the NYPD Daily Blotter in the Post today:

A hack from hell rolled up the window on the arm of a man and dragged him for several blocks through the East Village, law-enforcement sources said.

The victim had accidentally left his cellphone in Eddy Brizard's cab on East Houston Street early Saturday morning, the sources said.

Brizard, 56, somehow tracked him down and brought back the phone, but then demanded $20, the sources said.

The man said he didn't have the cash and tried to snatch the phone back through the window -- but the driver allegedly raised the window and snagged the victim's arm.

Brizard was charged with robbery, assault and reckless endangerment, and his hack license was suspended, said a Taxi and Limousine Commission spokesman. The victim was not seriously hurt.


Lisa said...


Hmm, so does that mean we can call that hack The Brizard of Odd? Just askin'!

Merry Christmas, Grieve, to you and all my fellow readers and posters. Hope it's full of happiness.

Ewing said...

A returned cell phone for 20$. Good deal.

EV Grieve said...


Thanks, Lisa! All the best to you this holiday season too...

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a case of douche-on-douche crime.

Anonymous said...

Please change the creepy title of this post as the victim did NOT lose his arm or leg. I read the post with ominous feelings. Thank god the victim was ok.

Anonymous said...

lol! Thanks for modifying the title of the post, dear.