Cabbie arrested after beating another in Mandeville

July 29, 2021
The taxi operators reportedly had a dispute over a passenger.

A Mandeville taxi driver has been arrested after beating another with what appeared to be a baseball bat just outside the gates of the Mandeville Regional Hospital in Manchester.

He then attempted to drive over the injured cabbie.

The taxi operators reportedly had a dispute over a passenger.

"By the time I got there, the taximan was just hitting the other man with the baton non-stop. About five times him hit the man and it was only when it looked like he was about to run the car over him that people were able to jump in and stop it," an eyewitness said.

"I can't believe the man dem a war over $100. Because that one passenger equals $100 and one taxi did have or call a passenger first and the next one take the passenger. Look what dem ago kill themselves over," The eyewitness added.

- Tamara Bailey

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