Adelaide taxi driver attacked by passenger who refused to pay

A 65-year-old taxi driver left injured and unable to work after taking on a passenger who refused to pay his fare

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Taxi driver Amrik Thandi was assaulted in Adelaide (9NEWS)
By 9News | AUSTRALIA |

A 65-year-old taxi driver has been left injured and unable to work after taking on a passenger who refused to pay his fare.

Amrik Thandi was assaulted at Ridgehaven in Adelaide’s north yesterday (26 Dec 2018), with shocking security footage showing the fight which lasted for at least four minutes.

“This incident I don’t want to drive, I’m really shaken up…. but I have to,” driver Mr Thandi told 9News .

Mr Thandi said he picked up the passenger just before 5pm yesterday and drove him to his destination. But once they arrived the man reportedly refused to pay.

The driver admits he grabbed the man’s bag as he tried to walk-off, and a struggle ensued.

“I fell on the ground holding his bag and when I fell on the ground he put his foot here on my neck and he kicked me in the head,” Mr Thandi said.

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