Horrifying surveillance video shows a man posing as a NYC cab driver assaulting a mother and her three children.
The fake cab driver was reported to have picked up the woman and her children 1,3 and 5, early morning in Manhattan. According to police, the suspect drove his car behind the Pan American Hotel that was recently converted into a homeless shelter and attempted to rape the mother. Luckily the woman managed to break free and escape with her children.
The video shows the fake cabbie removing one of the children from the vehicle when the mother rushes out with another. With one child still in the back seat, the woman attempts to open the door to get them out when the man elbows one of the children in the head. The suspect then rips the child out from the back seat and throws them to the concrete sidewalk before speeding away.
Police describe the suspect as a male Hispanic in his 40s. At the time of the assault he was wearing a dark blue sweat suit with white stripes, had an earring in his right ear and had manicured eye brows. Investigators say he spoke Spanish.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.