Story By: Anastasia Smirnova, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder,Agency: Central European News
Video Credit: CEN/@presshata
This is the moment an enraged taxi driver attacks three women for making him wait – and they fight him off with an iron.
The shocking incident took place in the city of Yekaterinburg in south-western Russia’s Sverdlovsk Oblast region and was recorded by a security camera.
Local media the three women called the taxi driver using the Yandex application and one of them, named Alyona, told reporters: “We were running a little late, that is why we called the driver to inform him about it. We told him that we had no problem paying for that.”
The driver’s car then reportedly disappeared from the application even though it was clear that the driver was somewhere nearby.
Alyona added that she called him again and asked about his location.
“When I asked him where he was parked the man answered: “I am parked where I am parked.”
By the time the women went downstairs, the driver was waiting for them at the entrance.
In the video, the driver, named in reports as Vakha, can be seen walking up to the three women when one of them touches him. He responds by punching her in the face.
The confrontation continues and the driver then throws one of the women to the ground before grabbing another by the head.
Onlookers then appear but do not intervene. Local media report the trio had to defend themselves with an iron, which one of them had by pure accident, as she borrowed one from a friend as hers was broken.
They have reportedly informed local police about the incident and the cops are currently investigating.
The driver, only identified as Vakha, who has been reached on the number the women provided, claims that he is innocent and his clients were drunk.
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