It wasn’t fare, it was foul.
Mohammed Hakimzadah has been driving a taxi cab in Toronto for over two decades and deals with verbal abuse, passengers who skip paying fares and other job-related hazards everyday.
But he has never — until recently — been sexually assaulted while on the job.
“I was scared from such a person,” the owner of Abc-Taxi said Tuesday. “We don’t tolerate this kind of thing.”
Hakimzadah, 49, said he picked up a woman at Queen St. and Spadina Ave. around 10 a.m. on July 10. She sat in the back passenger seat and asked to be taken to Queen and Dufferin Sts.
As the vehicle approached her destination, she asked if she could pay her $14 fare using sex.
“She lifted up her top and showed me her breasts and I said, ‘I’m not interested,’” he recalled. “She told me she was interested and then touched my private parts. I was still driving.”