THE BRONX, N.Y. -- (WPIX) -- A can driver wanted by the NYPD for allegedly stabbing a passenger plans to turn himself in to police on Monday morning.
He said he has nothing to hide and that he's actually the victim.
Police released video in connection with the stabbing in October. At the time, the victim — the passenger in the vehicle — told police that he got out of the car in front of a building on Webster Avenue and told the driver he had to go inside to get the money to pay him, according to an NYPD spokesperson.
The driver is accused of stabbing the victim in the left side of the abdomen in the building lobby.
But the cab driver, Sandy de Jesus Rodriguez, said his passenger was actually a woman. He said she rushed out of the car without paying her fare and with the $190 he had made from driving that day.
New York City Federation of Taxi Drivers spokesman Fernando Mateo wants police to investigate what he described as a pair of thieves.