Ah, yes, New York City. The Big Apple. Home of the New York Yankees and the fightingest cabbies this side of the Hudson River. Cab driver Jenna Mallett, 25, allegedly attacked a man and woman in Midtown Manhattan, and in a rage, rammed her car into several other vehicles, according to The New York Daily News.
We pretty sure this puts her driver’s license in jeopardy.
Here’s footage of the incident from early on. A woman in a white shirt (identified as Mallett) gets into it with a man. The brawl spills from the driver’s side of a white SUV over onto the street.
A bystander with a black backpack peels away the guy, but the woman in white then takes a swing at another woman. The dames start fighting, and the first man eventually manages to escape the bystander’s grasp, and tackles the woman in white.
BREAKING VIDEO: Brutal Fight between Uber and Yellow cab driver in Manhattan at 35 street caught on camera pic.twitter.com/uvch13ISfH
— New York City Alerts (@NYCityAlerts) August 10, 2018
That’s crazy enough. Then came the proverbial escalation.
ROAD RAGE TO STREET BRAWL: A New York City cab driver was arrested for assaulting a couple and then ramming her car into their vehicle along with several others in Midtown Manhattan, said police. The victim’s car was also carrying children. MORE: https://t.co/m8QbzOb4oH pic.twitter.com/9liRHtKwAs
— FOX 5 DC (@fox5dc) August 10, 2018
Things seem to calm down at first. Bystanders separate the parties. The couple returns to their vehicle. Meanwhile, the woman in white enters a yellow cab. Cue escalation. She appears to tap a UPS truck, sideswipes the white SUV, hits the vehicle again, then reverses into a parked sedan.
Police claim there were two kids in the back of the couple’s vehicle.
Mallett was identified as the woman, and charged with She was charged with reckless endangerment, assault, and criminal mischief. It’s unclear if she has an attorney at this time.
The man and woman face no charges.
[Screengrab via New York City Alerts]