Shocking Video: Fake Cab Driver Attacks Woman, Children in NYC
Chilling video, above, shows a fake cab driver attacking a woman and her three children in New York City. The NYPD released the video in hopes of catching the man, who is being described as Hispanic and in his 40s.
The incident happened around 2:45 a.m. on Sunday when cops say the suspect pretended to be a livery cab driver and picked up the woman and her children, ages 5, 3 and 1 years old in Manhattan. He then drove them to Queens and attempted to sexually assault the woman.
The man drove the family to the Pan American Hotel in Elmhurst, Queens where he pulled over, grabbed the older child out of the car and placed the child on the sidewalk. He is seen pulling the woman out of the passenger seat.
As he tries to sexually assault her and push her into the backseat, the woman attempts to get her 3-year-old out of the car.
The suspect then elbows the five-year-old in the face and tries to shove the woman into the car. She tries to grab her belongings as she clings to the youngest child.
Before giving up, the man pulls the three-year-old out of the vehicle and throws the child onto the sidewalk. He then drives away with the doors open and hazard lights on.
The NYPD is asking for the public's help tracking down the attacker.
The woman and her children were not seriously injured.
They were taken to Elmhurst Hospital for observation and released.