June 19, 2011 (San Diego) –A cab driver was attacked, beaten and struck in the head with a rock by a couple he gave a ride to on Friday night near San Diego State University.
According to San Diego Police officer Frank Cali, around 9:55 p.m., the cabbie picked up a man and a woman at Winona Ave. and El Cajon Blvd. He drove them to 5739 Adelaide Avenue in the El Cerrito neighborhood near San Diego State University. When the driver turned to the woman for payment, the male passenger punched him. The cab driver jumped out of the taxi and ran down the street as the cab rolled into a parked truck, however the suspects pursued the driver and brutally attacked him.
The male assailant picked up a rock and struck the victim in the back of the head. He fell to the ground and both suspects continued to punch the victim. The cab driver’s cell phone fell out of his pocket and was taken by the suspects, who fled southbound on 58th Street. The victim suffered minor injuries.
The suspects are described as a black female in her 20s wearing a black SDSU sweatshirt and jeans and a black male in his 30s, six feet fall, wearing a purple and gray shirt and jeans.
San Diego Police Department’s mid-city division is investigating the crimes.