Warning: The video bellow pictures violence and explicit language.
SAN FRANCISCO—A YouTube video has surfaced picturing a passenger of a taxi cab assaulting a driver with a padlock.
The attack, taking place in San Francisco on March 30 was apparently unprovoked and random. A camera present in the cab’s dashboard captured the assault, offering a brief glimpse to the circumstances that immediately proceeded the incident.
The video, two minutes in length, shows the cab driver asking the mysterious passenger if they would like to be dropped-off at a different BART station that was closer to their current location, a change in route that would save the man money.
Shortly after the passenger replies, “right on,” he reaches for the padlock on the side of his leg and begins swinging the loop of the lock around his finger.
All appears normal, until the driver asks, “What do you got going on back there?”, a question that prompted the response of the man viciously beating the driver across the head with the lock.
The video cuts out just after the driver shouts, “What the f**k? No, no, no!”, desperately trying to defend himself from his unexpected assailant.
Following the attack, a person claiming to be the driver’s friend posted the dashboard video to YouTube in the hopes of bringing the suspect to justice. The YouTube user, named Cognizant Dissident, includes in the description of the video that the man mentioned living about 10 blocks away from the BART station in Fruitville.
Law enforcement is currently investigating the attack and working to gather more information in an effort to bring the suspect to justice. Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact the SFPD anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the beginning of the message.