Skip to comments.Sacramento Cabbie Allegedly Stiffed After 1500 Mile Fare To North Dakota
Posted on 05/25/2014 3:57:14 AM PDT by Gamecock
A Sacramento cabbie was taken for a ride after he thought he scored the fare of a lifetimefive states from Sacramento to North Dakota.
It all started at the Sacramento Greyhound station where a young man approached Enaytayullah Hoseny and said, Take me to Arden Fair mall. But once he got inside the taxi, thats when things got interesting.
For more than a decade, Hoseny has been hopping in his taxi and taking people from here to there. Most of the time its pretty uneventful.
But last week, one young man got into his taxi and asked if he knew where North Dakota was.
He figured it couldnt be that far, but his GPS told him otherwise22 hours and 15 minutes.
But the father of four needed the cash and came up with an offer$1,200.
His passenger, 25-year-old Matthew Blackhanson agreed, handing over $240 up front and sweetened the deal, offering him $1,500 when they arrived in North Dakota. He was willing to sign a contract saying hed pay up.
And off they went. The taxi driver left Sacramento and traveled nearly 1,500 miles through five states to Mandan, North Dakota.
But when they arrived, Blackhansons fiancee, who was supposed to bring the cash never showed. Thats when the driver realized he had been taken for a ride.
He started crying, Oh please dont call the cops. Im going to be in trouble. I want to see my fiancee, and this and that, Hoseny said.
But he called police, who said Blackhanson was wanted on an outstanding warrant.
But now the Sacramento cabbie was out of gas and out of cash. He was forced to spend the night in a homeless shelter.
I never sleep in a shelter ever in my life, swear to God. Never ever. That was so nightmare. That was so crazy, he said.
But crazy turned to compassionate after Hoseny went back to the gas station where he was stiffed. They gave him some cash and food and let him fill up his cab.
And off he went, lesson learned.
I tell all the taxi drivers in the world, do not do this. This is so crazy and risky and even stupid, he said.
And it turns out had Blackhanson actually paid, he was getting a big discount. According to the taxi meter, the trip would have cost $4,800.
The cabbie is a moron.
LOL yeah pretty much.
At least it wasn’t a rickshaw.
He just learned the hooker’s life lesson: Get the $$ up front..
how in the world can this story even be true????!
Was thinking the same thing!
Something just doesn’t make sense here.
BTW do you have his phone number. I need to go to Seattle tomorrow — doesn’t hurt to ask.
I hope the cab company fires this idiot.
This clown should have gone to a Greyhound station.
Black-hanson should have had to ride in a Hansom cab loaded with Beef-a-Reeno.
BTW interesting factoid. It appears that the Hansom cab was invented in 1834 by Joseph Hansom, an architect from York.
And he had to spend the night in a homeless shelter, eating muffin stumps and reading books flagged by Brentano’s.
You are killing me!!
I drove for Yellow Cab for over 10 years. Long trips were on a flat rate, not the meter. We collected in advance if it wasnt a charge. Runs from Newport News to Atlantic City were not uncommon, one driver picked up a fare to Miami. I even had a pay as you go policy for long local runs. One woman was trying to find her husband, every time the meter hit $50 I collected. Every time it hit another $50 I collected.
Well, that is less money for the cabbie’s jihad, so I guess everyone is a winner.
Many cabbies are really self employed. The “company” is a booking agency of sorts, not an employer per se. Different arrangements in some big cities of course, but in general .
bass baw bin veddy veddy good to me.
Apparently, for the majority of his entire life, however, he's been a dumb ass.
If you read as far as the second sentence of the article, you’ll learn that both clowns were at a Greyhound station when the whole thing started.
You insinuatin' the food chain level at a Greyhound Station is lower than the level at JFK? His new friends from the shelter would be insulted.
Hmmm....Must be that Kumbaya SF mentality!
I have to get to North Dakota for my next fill-up. One tank of gas is supposed to be enough for the return trip? This can’t be the whole story.
I’d be stiff after driving 1500 miles too!
I could picture Hillary doing this.
Humans bypassing natural selection.
As a 'society' we permit stupid people to breed and yet remain astonished at the results.
Heck, look at Detroit, Chicago, many in Congress...oh, and can't neglect the ultimate result of the 'stupid' class: the Puppet.
The cliche is true: You can't fix stupid. On that note, I'm ceasing comment...
Cash (ALL of it) up front.
So he got a free fill up in North Dakota for the trip back. What happened when he came up 1000 miles short and needed another fill up?
Cabbie is an idiot.
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