Angry taxi driver whips cabbie with car antenna during road rage incident at JFK Airport

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When a problem came along, he whipped it — and then he went to jail.

A cab driver faces assault charges for allegedly attacking another cabbie with his car antenna during a road rage-fueled incident at John F. Kennedy Airport early on Sunday morning, police announced.


Law enforcement sources said Outmane Bouzid, 26, of 108th Street in Corona got into a dispute with his fellow taxi driver, a 42-year-old man, outside JFK’s Terminal 4 at 4:30 a.m. on Oct. 16.

According to police, the two victims were stationed in their cabs near the terminal when the victim accidentally maneuvered in front of Bouzid’s car, cutting him off. Bouzid allegedly became incensed and confronted the driver after he stopped.

Eyewitnesses to the assault reported seeing Bouzid yelling at the driver, then open he door and punch him. Authorities said Bouzid then went back to his own vehicle, pulled the antenna off the cab, walked back to the victim’s car and began whipping the victim in the head with the antenna multiple times.

Members of the Port Authority Police Department came upon the scene and took Bouzid into custody. Paramedics treated the victim for minor injuries.

Following an investigation, Bouzid was arrested on charges of assault, criminal possession of a weapon and harassment. His vehicle was also impounded.

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