Judge: NYC cabbie 'crude' with female passenger
NEW YORK — A New York City cab driver is losing his taxi license after a passenger complained that he tried to pick her up in more ways than one.
The New York Post reported Thursday that a judge declared driver Mirza Baig's conduct "unprofessional, crude and offensive."
The woman took Baig's cab from LaGuardia Airport to a Brooklyn apartment on March 17. He'd been driving a taxi for seven months.
She told investigators he asked her a string of personal questions, including whether she had a boyfriend and would be spending the night with him. She said the driver then suggested he and she should "get together" and made a comment about her figure.
Baig's lawyer says the driver meant just to flirt, not to be disrespectful.
But the city Taxi and Limousine Commission argued the driver was a "threat to the riding public."