Assault alleged in Philly cab after Fishtown pick-up

Metro File

A woman told police she was assaulted inside a Freedom Taxicab early Tuesday morning

Police are searching for a Philadelphia taxi driver accused of indecently assaulting a female passenger inside his car early Tuesday morning.

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The 27-year-old, who has not been identified, told police the driver of a blue-and-red Freedom Taxicab picked her up at The Barbary, a Fishtown nightclub at 951 Frankford Avenue, around 12:30 a.m.

The man “digitally penetrated” the woman inside the cab, according to a police report, after pulling over and climbing into the back seat with her “to help her find her phone.”

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The suspect is described as a 40-50-year-old man of stocky build and standing 6 feet tall with black hair, the report said. He was wearing a brown jacket at the time of the alleged assault, the report said.

Those with information have been asked to contact Philly Police.

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