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NYC victim, 78, in brutal Access-a-Ride video ‘scared’ with attacker still on the loose

A 78-year-old girl who was dragged out of an Entry-A-Journey automobile by a belligerent driver is recovering however terrified that her attacker is “nonetheless on the market,” her son mentioned Thursday.

Catherine Shine was seen in a viral video getting violently pulled out of the automobile by her leg and tossed right into a avenue in Brooklyn Wednesday afternoon as the motive force snagged her telephone.

A 35-year-old good Samaritan who filmed the incident received the telephone again earlier than the motive force hopped again within the automobile and plowed into him, in line with cops and the video.

“The one factor she desires to say is thanks to the nice Samaritan that helped her out,” son Thomas Shine instructed The Put up.

“She can also be very scared as a result of that man continues to be on the market,” he added. “She is sore and has a headache, however she could be very scared as a result of the man hasn’t been arrested but.”

The driving force was recognized as Mohamed Ahmed Elsakran by the NYS Federation of Taxi Drivers, which referred to as for his TLC driving privileges to be instantly suspended or revoked.

A photo Catherine Shine and her husband.
Catherine Shine and her husband the afternoon earlier than the altercation with the taxi driver.
Catherine Shine studio/ Catherine Shine’s son
A photo of taxi driver Mohamed Ahmed Elsakran.
The NYS Federation of Taxi Drivers recognized the motive force as Mohamed Ahmed Elsakran.
Twitter/Moshe Schwartz

“The video is brutal and reveals no compassion or respect for the aged,” the group mentioned in a press release. “Mohamed’s actions is not going to be tolerated, there may be NOTHING that may justify throwing an aged girls [sic] out of a automobile and into the road.”

The driving force’s actions “are felony in nature,” the assertion went on.

The girl was reportedly on her solution to a bodily remedy appointment earlier than an argument broke out and the motive force pulled her out onto the road on East thirty fifth Avenue close to the nook of Avenue N in Marine Park.

“She was on her solution to bodily remedy, she wasn’t anticipating this,” the girl’s daughter, who didn’t give her title, mentioned.

Good Samaritan Ezra Halawani, whose proper arm was in a sling after the incident, mentioned he seen the assault a few block away from the place he labored.

“First intuition was to tug out my telephone and begin recording,” Halawani instructed The Put up. “Once I realized it was an aged girl, I got here to assist her out, see what was occurring.”

The surprising video confirmed the shaken girl making an attempt to fend off the motive force with a cane, then pleading with the Samaritan to “name the police.” The driving force handed the videographer the girl’s telephone earlier than he hopped in his automobile and hit the person earlier than rushing off, the video confirmed.

Photo showing Mohamed Elsakran dragging the 78-year-old by her legs.
A video reveals Mohamed Elsakran dragging the 78-year-old by her leg and tossing her into the road.

A photo of Catherine Shine moments after taxi driver dragged her out of the car.
Catherine Shine moments after the taxi driver dragged her out of the automobile.

Halawani was making an attempt to cease the motive force from working or driving away when he was clipped by the automobile, he mentioned.

“Bought subsequent to his automobile, and he swerved left and drove proper into me,” the Samaritan mentioned.

Afterward, the person requested if the girl is she was OK.

“I’m a 78-year-old girl and he threw me out of the cab, he took my cash, he took my telephone,” Shine mentioned as she sat along with her sneakers knocked off, in line with the video.

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