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Heads Up! I Was Attacked by a Yellow Cab Taxi Driver a Couple of Hours Ago

I need your help. I was attacked with a knife from a Yellow Cab driver at 11:30pm on Oct. 7.

I was outside Chop Steakhouse Ellerslie and hwy 2. There were 2 witnesses who saw everything. I called 911. They said they can’t do anything, and they left.

I am bleeding and bruised with cut on my right hand.

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  1. That’s a pretty small scratch for a knife wound but either way wtf?!

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  2. While it’s obviously unacceptable for anyone to pull a knife on someone (unless genuine self-defence), I’m not really sure how you expect any of us to help you. You filed a police report. You can seek medical attention. There isn’t anything else to be done at this point. Also, of course the paramedics wouldn’t be able to do much; it’s a minor injury and they shouldn’t have been called in the first place. Wasting their resources for unnecessary reasons could impact someone else’s life that they could have been called out to instead. You have other, more reasonable options for medical care for a minor injury.

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    • Yeah, unless he develops HIV or a bloodborne illness if the knife was dirty. Unless you’re a health professional, you don’t get to decide what is or isn’t necessary in terms of “resources.”

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    • Beth Bronson Beth Bronson says:

      Obviously he wasn’t capable of driving to the hospital if he was using the services of a taxi company, and if he truly felt his safety was at risk when he was attacked the first time – I doubt he would be getting into a taxi again. I agree it may be a waste for an ambulance, but a police officer could drive him to the hospital.

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    • You don’t need an ambulance to have blood tests taken in case of infectious diseases lol I’m sorry but that just sounds rediculous. Looks like a cat scratch, certainly not life threatening.

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    • Constance Breanne I never stated they shouldn’t receive medical attention – I said they shouldn’t have called an ambulance for a non-priority. They should have gone to the hospital (given the time of day), not wasted resources that are for critical situations.

      It’s called common sense.

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    • Lois White Lois White says:

      Wow, neither one of you read this correctly.1) Both victim and alleged assailant are cab drivers. 2) there was no mention of an ambulance.
      Yes, 911 was called but it was for the police. If you reread and do find where it is stated that an ambulance was dispatched copy and paste it into the comments.

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    • Lois White wow, you must lack common sense as well. If you actually took the time to notice, my original post was made before the update with more information regarding the incident.

      And while the original information did not specify an ambulance specifically, it is reasonable to assume they were involved given the information provided and the fact an injury occurred.

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    • Constance Breanne they’re capable of driving themselves to a hospital… an ambulance for a tiny scratch like that is a waste of their time they could be on a real call saving someone’s life….

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  3. Was at the airport yesterday and a yellow cab was dropping a fare off. The girls were visibly upset because the driver ran the meter. The dispatcher told them it was a flat rate. Not the first time I witnessed this . As an owner of a few taxis in spruce grove I can tell you your fighting a losing bAttle. All these companies do is deny deny deny

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  4. Somebody get this guy a band aid!!

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  5. Dan Daniro Dan Daniro says:

    Ya,so next time when someone tries to stab you… make sure you get a severe wound and lose lots of blood or maybe even die….
    Otherwise don’t post here…. because low level life and idiots and imbeciles are not happy with just a small scratch!
    (Never mind was a knife assault )

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  6. There has to be more to this story. A weapon was used to assault someone, I find it very odd that the police would say they can’t do anything, especially if there were witnesses. Go higher up in the chain at the police station to get some results, unless of course there are details you are failing to share. Having a legal background, I just can’t see police dismissing assault with a weapon that easily.

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    • Alden Gushnowski who knows, but assault with a weapon is serious and regardless of how small the injury is, they would want that person and weapon found…This guy makes it sound like the cab driver pulled over and randomly attacked him with a knife, putting his career and livelihood on the line for what? It makes no sense, the cabbie would lose his licence with City to drive a cab if he gets a weapons charge…Definitely more to this story.

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    • Maybe the two witnesses told a different story – perhaps one that was more truthful?

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  7. Good old scab companies

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  8. Walton Ben Walton Ben says:

    drunk and fell down, saved by your right hand, from the fall…EH !!!

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  9. Wow that’s awful, sorry this happened to you. What led up to the circumstance? Some pieces missing here.

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  10. cant do anything !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what the hell

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  11. Taryn Millar Taryn Millar says:

    The vehicles are clearly marked. If this is happening you should be calling the company with a vehicle number and going forward with assault charges.

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  12. Wally Smith Wally Smith says:

    There’s more to this story I’m sure

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  13. Anne Kassem Anne Kassem says:

    Call yellow cab & report the guy? And who can’t do anything, the cops? Another person cut you with a knife out of anger. Um, isn’t that assault with a weapon?

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  14. Now I absolutely hate cabs and I know EPS is useless most of the time, but this seems fishy.

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    • Tanis Kucher Tanis Kucher says:

      Yeah but if you don’t take it serious apparently it makes you the ass…
      I completely agree. Not to mention we really only have one side to the story and any one not lacking common sense knows their is always 3!

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    • Tanis Kucher I’m not even looking at what may have went down. I called in a man hitting a woman and speeding off after she asked for me to help her and 5 cars rolled up. I did have to follow them for a good 20 minutes before EPS showed up. Now you bring a weapon into the equation, with a cab that can be traced back to a person and they say they can’t do anything. That is what seems strange to me.

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    • Tanis Kucher Tanis Kucher says:

      Not too mention the claim of not one but two witnesses?

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  15. Kent Ashbey Kent Ashbey says:

    Unless it is a serious weapons involved knife or pen looks like your injury is a pen stab from a cab driver if it was a knife you would have lacerations and a more deeper wound than that man

    Still a assault is a assault

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  16. Kent Ashbey Kent Ashbey says:

    Your wound is a pen stab not a knife the driver got pissed at you and you must have provoked him in someway but only thing you could do is get the licence plate and the cab car number and go from there

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  17. Mary Maria Mary Maria says:

    Their locations are called in. There’ll be cameras somewhere. Cars usually have a number on them for identification

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  18. You are just fucking sisi fix that with crazy glue and go punk

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  19. Start a petition to the mayor to have this cab drivers license revoked!! I’m wondering if this driver isn’t one of the drivers who had been in city of Edmonton when the mayor and his staff had to take security refuge in their chambers while the police got the “cabbies” back under control. Or has everyone forgotten how they were “behaving ” when the Uber discussions were on the table.

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  20. There seems to be a lot of holes in the story.

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  21. You called 911 for a scratch? That’s a good use of tax payer money. There is more to this story, I’m surprised anyone is even entertaining it may be true.

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  22. I hate yellow cab. They are nuts. So sorry you had to go through that

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  23. Yellow cab roped me off at least a hundred bucks while u was drunk. I took money out to the club and later found my friend paid all night. Not a cent was left.

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  24. Go find the driver fuck the guy up

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  25. maybe keep bear spray something handy to protect you
    NOTHING lethal

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  26. John Neg John Neg says:

    More like your cat scratched you.

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  27. He may not have even been a cab driver they borrow their friends cabs all the time and work them

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  28. Travis Purdy Travis Purdy says:

    Shit and here everyone thought UBER would be dangerous for the public. Yet it was a LICENSED taxi involved. Lmfao.

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  29. Go file a report with eps and yellow.

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  30. Yellow cab … smh .. I had cab driver try to run me over ..

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  31. Although I am not suprised the Edmonton Police are blowing this off, they seem to prefer to take minor attacks on their own with extreme seriousness but when it comes to the public – not so much. Take this guy to court anyway but the criminal division only sides with the cops so you have to go to civil court.

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  32. Shaune White Shaune White says:

    Well. Now you know. Cab drivers get stabby too. Lol

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  33. What did you do to provoke him?

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  34. The OP wants to share the following with those whom have left comments thus far:

    “This is regarding knife attack that took place 11.30pm oct 7 2016. Nothing to loe about as i am myself a yellow cab driver. I am not sure if that police statement is clearly visible or not but what happened is. I was waiting outside chop steakhouse parking lot at Ellerslie. Suddenly cab 254 yellow cab van pull over and starting yelling at me (we had some past personal issue) but long story short we never had any physical fight or anything. He did texted me few days ago that he will kill me but i ignored. IBut the thing is, i was doing my job and he was doing his job driving cab that time. And i got attacked with knife from another guy (wound is not deep as it was a kitchen knife). 2 guys saw what happened and they told what theu saw. They were around 20 feet away from where i was parked. What they saw is yellow cab pull over besides me and started yelling and banging on my driver side seat while i was siting on that seat. I don’t know why but that guy ( who attaked me also called 911) Then after taking my statement and witnesses statements and statement of the guy who attacked me. Cops came back to me and said that they can’t put charges on him because witnesses didn’t see the knife but constable found broken knife on passenger side seat of my car. I have cut on my hand bruises on my left forearm and my jacket was torn from there because of knife attack. Cops left the scene and told me that they can’t do anything. I don’t know if i am writing everything in sequence as i am really shocked of our system. That anyone can attack anyone with weapon and get away. But i am pretty sure he will ce back and attack me someday or my family as he knows where we live and my wife stays home with 2 kids at night when i am working. My question is if cops are not there to listen to you, to protect you, to take you and your life seriously. Who else? Should we protect ourselves by going out of system or if not then how can we can get justice by remaining within system and law?”

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    • So basically, I must say… This. Explains. EVERYTHING.

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    • Now if this was included in the original post. So yes, this falls on EPS being useless.

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    • The cops are not your personal security force. You can hire bodyguards or a firm for that. They investigated a complaint and even with 2 witnesses decided there wasn’t enough evidence for charges. My advice is grow the fuck up and stay away from this. You admitted to a personal beef between you guys. That speaks volumes.

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    • I am calling bs on this! If he texted you he was going to kill you and you showed that to cop and he attacked you, he would have definitely been arrested! Texting someone a death threat is evidence you intend to do serious harm or kill. Police have to act upon that. So either you didn’t show them the text or you texted some death threats too. You two have a history and coming on here to make the police out to be the bad guys just puts your character as more questionable. Man up, be honest or take your lumps. Don’t try to make the police look bad because they wouldn’t side with you. Fact is if you showed them the texted death threat and same said person attacked you with a knife, even without witnesses seeing weapon, all they had to see was him approach you yelling, he would be arrested!

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    • I’d suggest going too the court house and file a emergency protection order for yourselves including you and your family.
      That way you are at least serious about anything that should occur later if it would be. The police than need too take this more serious!!

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    • makes this domestic violence and police should have done something

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    • Tara-Lee Orgill The OP mentions “wife” and although increasingly more common that it could be a same sex relationship, I doubt it. Plus did you see the photo of the hand?

      Also, please explain how 2 co-workers fighting makes this domestic violence?

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    • Mary Maria Mary Maria says:

      Texts are usually admissible. Because anyone can edit a name and have anyone text saying whatever they want. Reason it’s never used in court for evidence.

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    • Tara-Lee Orgill I don’t think so cause in his second post he mentions his wife and kids.

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    • Mary Maria they can easily trace where the texts came from if there’s any question about whether or not they’re fake

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    • Anne Kassem Anne Kassem says:

      He needs to get a restraining order for his/family’s safety.

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    • This makes it more clear. Unfortunately the police don’t do much until someone is seriously injured

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    • Jennye Blain Jennye Blain says:

      Blech, we need to replace police with community care workers, and equip them with education and compassion rather than weapons…

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    • Cindy Mason Cindy Mason says:

      Since this was a coworker it needs to be reported to HR. A restraining order is also needed.

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    • Taryn Millar Taryn Millar says:

      Ya. A lot doesn’t add up: also please keep in mind the majority of vehicles in a taxi fleet are company owned as rented to the drivers as brokers so please nobody take the vehicle number to note. This is a fear mongering post and imo potentially a safety issue to whomever is renting that vehicle currently: there is obviously more to the story.

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    • If witnesses didn’t see the guy with the knife, there’s nothing they can do. I’m not saying that this is the case but – what if you had the knife and cut yourself, then the police arrest an innocent person? Seems like EPS were correct – not enough evidence

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    • FYI I think the op is female

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