JAMAICA — A Brooklyn cabbie was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer after fleeing from a Port Authority cop trying to arrest him for picking up fares at John F. Kennedy International Airport without authorization, the Queens district attorney said.
Yaw Sarfo, 32, was offering rides to travelers leaving the terminal at JFK Nov. 23 when the officer overheard him, according to a criminal complaint filed by the DA’s office.
Sarfo fled to his parked cab and drove off as the cop struggled with the door handle, the DA said. The officer was knocked to the ground and treated at a local hospital for injuries to his arm and shoulder, the DA said. Sarfo was arrested later and charged with assault and reckless endangerment. He was held in lieu of $2,500 bail, the DA’s office said.