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Cops: Dracula-Wannabe Bit Cabbie

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    Police are looking for this man.

    New York City may be turning into Transylvania, the land of vampires.

    Police are looking for the public's help in nabbing a man they say attempted to rob a livery cab -- and then repeatedly bit the cabbie on the neck and elsewhere when he wouldn’t fork over the cash.

    Cops say the Dracula-wannabe got into the taxi at East 130 Street in Manhattan on March 13 at around 3:05 a.m. and directed the driver to an address near Bronx Community College.

    At the destination, the suspect allegedly pulled out a black semi-automatic handgun, and demanded the cabbie’s money.

    When the driver refused, the reputed bloodsucker apparently turned violent, biting the victim approximately five times on the neck, arm and back – before fleeing in an unknown direction, without the money.

    The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his thirties, 6’0’’, wearing a black leather jacket. And if Hollywood movies can be believed, he may have fangs.

    A Dracula in Downtown?

    [NY] A Dracula in Downtown?
    The cab's destination wasn't Transylvania, but the passenger could well have been on the way there. After trying to rob the driver, the would-be thief turned bloodsucker. Really. Tim Minton went on the trail of a tale too bizarre to be made up. (Published Saturday, March 20, 2010)

    Anyone with information is asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).