A parking ticket was issued to a bloody livery cab in Queens, hours after the driver was stabbed multiple times, the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers said.
The driver, 30-year-old Fernando Crespin, has remained in critical condition at Elmhurst General Hospital since the stabbing in Woodhaven early Thursday.
Crespin got into an argument with a passenger who then stabbed him multiple times in the torso, arm and hands, and fled with the cab, the union said.
The cab, which was covered in blood inside and out was found Thursday afternoon by a co-worker of Crespin's in front of a bus stop in Ridgewood with the parking ticket, the union said.
"The ticket writer should have noticed all the blood on the car and called 911 to report the bloody cab to police,” said union spokesman Fernando Mateo. “What happened to if you see something say something?”
In response to the union's criticism, police said Friday that the windows of the car were tinted, peventing the parking enforcement officer from seeing inside of the vehicle and realizing a crime had been committed. The ticket has since been voided, police said.
The union also said it was looking to reward the good samaritan who saved Crespin's life by calling 911, after several cars allegedly drove around Crespin without stopping while he was bleeding in the street.
Police are looking to speak with 41-year-old Kenneth Suden of Queens in connection with the attack. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.