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A 28-year-old cabdriver was flagged down by a man in his 20s at Second and King streets about 5 a.m., police said.
The man got into the cab and ordered the driver at gunpoint to get out.
The driver complied and the man fled in the cab. Read More
The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency’s medallion sales programs should end. These programs do not benefit taxi drivers or taxi riders. Rather, these sales and leases benefit cab companies and the agency itself. These sales, and specifically leases to cab companies, will greatly reduce the quality of cab service in San Francisco. Read More
John Han considered himself a “lifer” taxi driver when he signed his name to The City’s taxi medallion waiting list in 2004. Eight years later and with no hope of obtaining a permit, Han is preparing to move on to a different career, convinced there is no future for him as a San Francisco cabbie.
Han had been having doubts about the profession for years, but the last straw was the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s proposal to drastically change the rules for drivers hoping to obtain a taxi medallion.
A courageous cabbie likely breathed a sigh of relief when he grabbed a thief’s gun and realized it was only a toy in the Western Addition district Monday, police said.The suspects, described only as two men in their 50s, got into the cab and asked the 34-year-old driver to take them to O’Farrell and Biedeman streets. When they arrived around 9:40 p.m., one of the crooks pulled out what appeared to be a handgun while the other simulated a pistol, police said. Read More
A cab driver was robbed at gunpoint in the Western Addition on Thursday, cops said. The 56-year-old driver picked up the suspect at 18th and Castro streets around 11 p.m., police said. When the cab got to O’Farrell and Beideman streets the crook pulled out a gun and demanded the cabbie’s money, cops said. The driver complied and the crook fled on foot. Police described the suspect only as a black man and no arrest has been made, they said. Read More
A cab driver was robbed at knifepoint in the Western Addition on Thursday, police said. The 70-year-old cabbie picked up the thief, described as a man in his 50s, and drove him to the intersection of Sutter and Baker streets around 1:50 a.m., police said. The passenger then pulled out a knife, put it to the cabbie’s throat, and demanded cash. The cab driver complied and the thug fled on foot, police said. No arrest has been firstname.lastname@example.org Read More
A cab driver was robbed at gunpoint by his passenger Monday morning, cops said. The 31-year-old cabbie dropped the suspect off at John Muir Drive and Lake Merced Boulevard just after midnight, police said. The suspect pointed a gun at the driver and demanded his property. The hack complied and the thief, described by police as a Hispanic man in his early 20s, fled in a waiting black Honda Accord, cops said. Read More
A cab driver was beaten, stabbed and robbed in the Castro district Monday night, police reported.
The driver, described as a man around 50 years old, sustained stab wounds that were upgraded Tuesday from life-threatening to non-life-threatening. He was stabbed several times, including in his face. Read More
Police in South San Francisco are searching for a suspect in an attempted armed robbery of a taxi driver early Wednesday morning.
About 3 a.m., the suspect called for a cab to pick him up at the 2400 block of Oakmont Avenue, according to a report released by the South San Francisco Police Department. Read More