Police caught an apparently drunk man after he allegedly slugged a cab driver on Sheepshead Bay Road this morning, taking him into custody for the assault.

According to witnesses at the scene of his arrest, the man was jaywalking across Sheepshead Bay Road near the subway station at approximately 2:40 p.m., when a livery cab came too close for his comfort. After a verbal dispute, the man began kicking and banging on the car, and eventually punched the driver in the face.

Several people said the man appeared to be walking unsteadily, and was acting as if he had been drinking alcohol.

After the assault, he took off on foot up Sheepshead Bay Road to Avenue Z, making it as far as Homecrest Avenue, where several marked and unmarked cop cars descended on him and took him into custody. The cab driver was brought to the scene of the arrest and was seen rubbing his face, and was being examined by emergency responders.

However, his injuries – if any – seemed minor.

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  • AIG_Quant

    zhlob

    • mike

       da

  • Russian_cowboy

    cabbie deserved it

  • Local

    Sometimes I feel like punching myself one of those Raj Kapurs, who would double park and start talking to other car drivers, on Sheepshead bay road by train station, while buses and other cars waiting behind not being able to pass. And they give you a look as if you are retarded and don’t see that they are discussing something important…

    • Barkingspider07

      And of course, the 61 cops drive right by them, doing nothing as usual.  Those cabbies must be paying off the cops, because I remember years ago, the squad cars rolling down SBR telling them to move their cars.  Those cabbies are arrogant, ignorant and uneducated, which is why they look at the pedestrians like they are the ones who are stupid.

  • http://www.brucebrodinsky.com Bruce B

    He gets 30 days in the slammer. But if he utters the wrong, politically-incorrect comment, it probably becomes 20 to life.

    • levp

      In Russia, most definitely.

      • http://www.brucebrodinsky.com Bruce B

        I heard Putin is the Mitt Romney of Russia. Sounds like he’s even richer than Mitt.

        When’s Gary Kasparov taking over there.

        • Anon

           I hear Mitt and Putin share the same banks for their offshore bank accounts.

  • BayResident

    I feel like punching one of those asshole cabbies who leave their car in the No Standing area by the train station every day coming home from work. I’ve been almost run over multiple times and squeezed out of the crosswalk multiple times. I suspect that if I was drunk I’d probably kick a car or two. Instead, my semi-levelheaded sober self just flips them off. I’m not taking this guys side with the info we have, but all I’m saying is that I wouldn’t mind hitting a cabbie or two myself.

  • Barkingspider07

    While I am not one to raise hands, I would love to belt some of those arrogant cabbies who speed up SBR like nobody is there.  They have no respect at all for the pedestrian, and instead of slowing down when people are crossing, they speed up.  They are in such a rush to make their $7, or whatever they are charging now, that human lives just don’t seem to matter to them.  Many times when I have used those cabs, I have fought with the drivers to slow down, put out their cigatettes, turn off that music which sounds to me like someone stomped on a cat, but mainly to keep their speed under 25.  I have a bad ankle, and cannot move too quickly any more, and they just don’t care.  Too many times they have come so close to me that another inch or so, I would have become part of the blacktop on SBR.  Yup, IMHO, the guy deserved it, and even if he didn’t, let him serve as an example for the other animal cab drivers!

    • http://www.brucebrodinsky.com Bruce B

      Wow, this sounds worse than me feeding the cats :)

  • Anonymous

    Anyone else notice that his eyes are facing opposite directions?

    • Mehhh

      only you

  • Mehhh

     was acting as if he had been drinking alcohol???Give me a break….Everyone should take a lil time out of there busy schedule to punch an asshole cab driver in the throat.

  • Kapoopkah

    Wow…what was Tony Soprano doing in Sheepshead Bay anyway?

    Perhaps he was scheduled for a cross (eyed) examination!

  • Cabbie

    This guy’s my hero – I’d like to have a drink with him when he gets sprung.

    I share similar experiences with the readers below. I too have been grazed by these a-hole drivers several times crossing SBay Rd.

    Here’s a message to you drivers – HIT ME AND YOU WILL BE MY CHAUFFEUR/BITCH THE REST OF YOUR SORRY LIFE!!!

  • Local

    Most middle eastern cabbie terrorists are a$$holes, and usually have big time issues of body odor. Time for more pleasant drivers from other countries.