NYC taxi driver gets 6 months in airport fare flap

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  1. sobore
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    http://ktvl.com/template/inews_wire/wires.national/26453bd4-www.ktvl.com.shtml

    A New York City cab driver charged in a fare scam gone awry at Kennedy Airport has been sentenced to six months in jail.

    A judge handed down the sentence after driver Bhupinder Singh (boo-PIHN'-dur sing) pleaded guilty to unlawful imprisonment last month.

    Queens District Attorney Richard Brown says two police officers spotted a family of four from Panama getting into a gypsy cab in February.

    The officers say they recognized the driver as a hustler who charges sky-high rates for what are supposed to be $45 rides from the Queens airport into Manhattan. They say they tried to warn the passengers but the driver locked the doors and took off and then crashed.

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    Wow, that's crazy...stinkin' scammer!
     
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    maybe that will teach him!
     
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    Sixth time's a charm!

    The passengers forced the crash.

    With video goodness from NBC.
     
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    I would give him a much tougher sentence!:mad:
     
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    If true, I'm surprised and impressed that the police tried to warn the family. I usually see gypsey cabs solicit customers with impunity right under the noses of airport cops, for example at PHL.
     
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    I'd make him pick up trash by the sides of the freeways for 12 hrs a day for six months straight.
     
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    While wearing a dress!
     
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    Mini skirt. Well, okay, maybe not, if the whole idea is to benefit society. :D
     
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