Cabbie nearly choked to death
A livery cab driver was nearly choked to death by his passenger Friday in a fouth violent attack targeting taxi services in the region, police say.
According to police, the driver at Equa Limosine in White Plains picked up the suspect, 25-year-old Gonzalo Foores-Ancieto, early Saturday morning in Yonkers.
Shortly after, Ancieto allegedly started choking the man while he was still at the wheel. The driver managed to maintain control of the vehicle before stopping near the Bronx River Parkway and Scarsdale Road.
Ancieto then fled on foot, but was later taken into custody by the police and charged with assault and reckless endangerment.
The driver, whose name has not been released, was treated for a neck injury and released from Westchester Medical Center.
This latest attack is the fourth taxi-related incident within the last few weeks. Last month, 29-year-old Geraldo Gutierrez from the Mexico Car Service in Yonkers was fatally stabbed after picking up a Tuckahoe teen.
Last Sunday, Bronx cabbie John Alli was found bleeding to death from a knife wound to the neck inside his taxi. The next day on Monday, Jerome Hancock was gunned down outside the Mexico Car Service by a drive-by shooter.
Attackers in the last two cases are still on the loose. Anyone with information about the attacks on taxi drivers is asked to call the police at 377-7305.