Nov 22 2011
British man hails a ride in Mohammed’s taxi. They argue over the fare. Mohammed attempts to run down British man with his taxi
TAXI JIHAD? A man is left lying injured and bleeding as the taxi, which plowed into him, speeds off into the night. The Muslim driver, Mohammed Javed, in a fit of rage, used his taxi as a weapon, driving it straight at the passenger in a fight over a £2.00 fare.
UK DAILY MAIL The impact knocked Mr Lloyd on to the hood and he clung on desperately before he was thrown to the ground, suffering head injuries and a broken hand. Moments earlier, the driver had been arguing with Mr Lloyd and his friend Polly Nicalaous about the fare for a short journey across Bristol after a night out.
The pair had asked Javed if he could take them to nearby Stoke’s Croft for £7. The driver said he would charge according to the meter and they got in. When the meter reached £6 they asked to be let out but Javed kept driving.
They threatened to call the police unless he stopped, but he kept going, before pulling over in Stoke’s Croft where the meter showed £8. The passengers told him they would only pay £5 because they had asked him to stop. Eric Waley, prosecuting, said: ‘Javed got out of his taxi, seemed to put his arm out to stop them leaving and is seen to throw a punch at Mr Lloyd who tries to block it.
‘The defendant ran back to his car. Mr Lloyd returned to take a photo on his BlackBerry. ‘A black cloud of dust can be seen from the wheels spinning where he [Javed] clearly has his foot down on the accelerator.’ Javed, of Bristol, admitted dangerous driving and assault causing actual bodily harm.
He was jailed for six months and banned from driving for two years. Recorder Simon Foster told him: ‘It is extraordinary that there was not more injuries caused.’ (Only SIX months for attempted murder? That’s all?)
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H/T True Grit