Taxi Cab Confessions
A Bellaire woman was recently falsely imprisoned in her New Orleans cab when she refused to tip her driver.
Whatever your stance on tipping for a fixed rate, locking the doors in front of the airport for half an hour and refusing to release the woman until she got the cops involved was probably a touch too much.
I've never been falsely imprisoned, but I have made enough of an impression on one Houston driver that he checks the car every time — no matter how early we're out or how put together I am — for vomit.
CultureMap's Sarah Rufca got slapped in the face by a crazy lady-bum trying to jump in the car (seriously, that happened) during her days living in Harlem, and columnist Steven Thomson has been dumped at the corner and forced to walk to his final destination in the Third Ward.
Listings editor Rachel Hanley was involved in a hit and run (not a person, thankfully, just a neighbor's car) where the cabbie insisted that there was no damage despite evidence to the contrary. I once rode a cab in St. Louis that had bean bag chairs where the captain seats should have been (I was told they were perfectly safe).
OK, we've shared. Your turn.
Tell us — have you had any crazy cabbie experiences?