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Sacramento Cabbie Allegedly Stiffed After 1500 Mile Fare To North Dakota
CBS Sacramento ^ | 23 May 2014 | Tony Lopez

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 lifetime—five 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, that’s 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 it’s pretty uneventful.

But last week, one young man got into his taxi and asked if he knew where North Dakota was.

He figured it couldn’t be that far, but his GPS told him otherwise—22 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 he’d 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, Blackhanson’s fiancee, who was supposed to bring the cash never showed. That’s when the driver realized he had been taken for a ride.

“He started crying, ‘Oh please don’t call the cops. I’m 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.


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1 posted on 05/25/2014 3:57:14 AM PDT by Gamecock
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The cabbie is a moron.


2 posted on 05/25/2014 3:58:57 AM PDT by Gamecock (#BringTheAdultsBackToDC)
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To: Gamecock

LOL yeah pretty much.


3 posted on 05/25/2014 4:00:43 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Gamecock; F15Eagle

At least it wasn’t a rickshaw.


4 posted on 05/25/2014 4:02:56 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Gamecock

He just learned the hooker’s life lesson: Get the $$ up front..


5 posted on 05/25/2014 4:11:14 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Gamecock
double face palm...

how in the world can this story even be true????!

6 posted on 05/25/2014 4:21:59 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Larry Lucido

Was thinking the same thing!


7 posted on 05/25/2014 4:24:07 AM PDT by Gamecock (#BringTheAdultsBackToDC)
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To: Gamecock

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.


8 posted on 05/25/2014 4:30:29 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Gamecock

I hope the cab company fires this idiot.

This clown should have gone to a Greyhound station.


9 posted on 05/25/2014 4:30:30 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Gamecock; F15Eagle

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.


10 posted on 05/25/2014 4:31:06 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Gamecock

And he had to spend the night in a homeless shelter, eating muffin stumps and reading books flagged by Brentano’s.


11 posted on 05/25/2014 4:33:59 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

You are killing me!!


12 posted on 05/25/2014 4:41:43 AM PDT by Gamecock (#BringTheAdultsBackToDC)
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To: Larry Lucido; F15Eagle
Wonder if they game him a clean change of clothes?


13 posted on 05/25/2014 4:49:55 AM PDT by Gamecock (#BringTheAdultsBackToDC)
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To: Gamecock

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 wasn’t 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.


14 posted on 05/25/2014 5:01:10 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: Gamecock

Well, that is less money for the cabbie’s jihad, so I guess everyone is a winner.


15 posted on 05/25/2014 5:07:00 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: VanDeKoik

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….


16 posted on 05/25/2014 5:11:10 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Do NOT suffer fools gladly┬ůand message boards are full contact arenas)
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To: Gamecock

bass baw bin veddy veddy good to me.


17 posted on 05/25/2014 5:26:19 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Gamecock
For more than a decade, Hoseny has been hopping in his taxi and taking people from here to there.

Apparently, for the majority of his entire life, however, he's been a dumb ass.

18 posted on 05/25/2014 5:58:13 AM PDT by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: VanDeKoik

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.


19 posted on 05/25/2014 6:03:47 AM PDT by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: HartleyMBaldwin
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.

20 posted on 05/25/2014 6:19:53 AM PDT by bobzeetwin
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To: Gamecock

Hmmm....Must be that Kumbaya SF mentality!


21 posted on 05/25/2014 6:27:52 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Gamecock

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.


22 posted on 05/25/2014 6:50:16 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Gamecock; GeronL; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

I’d be stiff after driving 1500 miles too!


23 posted on 05/25/2014 7:21:54 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: bobzeetwin

I could picture Hillary doing this.


24 posted on 05/25/2014 7:22:35 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: latina4dubya
how in the world can this story even be true????!

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...

25 posted on 05/25/2014 7:42:36 AM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: Gamecock

Cash (ALL of it) up front.


26 posted on 05/25/2014 8:01:37 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Boko Haram was enabled by Buku Huma)
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To: a fool in paradise

Wow


27 posted on 05/25/2014 11:19:03 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Gamecock

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.


28 posted on 05/26/2014 4:24:32 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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