Taxi driver beats up Sunnyside-bound passenger
A taxi driver was stripped of his license Tuesday for yanking a passenger out of his back seat and tossing him into the road, in a brawl caught on videotape.
The dramatic security footage shows a car stopping to avoid hitting crazed cabbie Sidikiba Diallo and fare Glenn Yonemitsu as they tussled in the middle of E. 32nd St.
The Taxi and Limousine Commission hauled Diallo before an administrative judge, who found he broke the rules by assaulting his passenger.
The TLC is sending a letter to Diallo — a Bronx resident who has been a hack for 20 years — informing him that his license is revoked.
What sparked the argument that led to the knock-down, drag-out the night of April 16 is in dispute.
Yonemitsu claimed the driver refused to take him to Sunnyside, Queens, after picking him up at a Japanese restaurant in Midtown — then attacked him when he wouldn’t get out of the cab.
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