Cabbie Punches Another, Whips Him With Taxi Antenna in Fight at JFK Airport: Police - NBC New York

Cabbie Punches Another, Whips Him With Taxi Antenna in Fight at JFK Airport: Police

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    Cabbie Punches Another, Whips Him With Taxi Antenna in Fight at JFK Airport: Police
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    NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 01: A gas-electric hybrid taxi cab drives on a street March 1, 2011 in New York City. The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear an appeal in a case that ends New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg's four-year fight to force the yellow-taxi industry in New York to fully replace its 13,000 vehicles with gas-electric hybrids. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

    A fight between two yellow taxi cab drivers at Kennedy Airport led to one of them punching the other, then ripping the antenna off the victim's cab and whipping him with it, police say. 

    The cabbies began arguing outside Terminal 4 at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday, according to Port Authority Police. One of them, a 26-year-old Corona man, opened the other cabbie's door, reached in and punched him. 

    The suspect then took the antenna off the 42-year-old man's taxi and hit the victim in the head multiple times, police said.

    The victim was treated by EMS, and the suspect's taxi was impounded by Port Authority police.

    The suspect, Outmane Bouzid, was arrested on charges of assault, criminal possession of a weapon and harassment.

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