Woman Says Cab Driver Assaulted Her - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Woman Says Cab Driver Assaulted Her



    A woman says a cab driver for Germantown Cab attacked her and caused her to bleed. (Published Sunday, April 13, 2014)

    Renee Workman, 58, says she was shoved to the ground by a cab driver about 4:30 a.m. Saturday morning outside her Mt. Airy home.

    "He didn't have the right to touch me. He put his hands on me. I did nothing wrong. If their policy was to pay before you exit the cab, they should of said that," said Workman.  

    Workman claims a Germantown Cab Company driver slammed her to the ground when she exited the vehicle with the intent to go inside her home to retrieve $11 to pay for the cab ride. She said she fell back and hit her head, which required medical care and a staple to close a hematoma.

    NBC10 reporter Cydney Long visited Germantown Cab Company and called the company's attorneys to inquire about the alleged assault. The company did not respond to her request.

    Last month, the Philadelphia Parking Authority ordered Germantown Cab to stop operating because they apparently failed to turn over background checks. The company complied to turning over the information on March 17. 

    Stephen Johnson, the victim's son, says he wants justice for his mom. Workman plans to contact an attorney.

    "I want to see him in jail. He hurt me," said Workman.

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