Police said an off-duty bus driver punched a cabbie over a fare dispute in Brooklyn Sunday morning. Credit: Metro File Photo
An off-duty bus driver allegedly punched a cabbie over a fare dispute after an an early morning trip in Brooklyn Sunday, police said.
Jamelel Allen, 35, was charged with assault and theft of service after police said he punched an unidentified taxi driver in the face around 3:30 a.m.
Police said the dispute occurred after Allen was picked up near Riverdale and Rockaway Avenues in Brownsville. The cabbie accused Allen of not paying a fare.
The MTA was unable to immediately confirm if Allen was employed as a bus driver.
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