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Taxi driver beaten up by ‘fancy dressed-up men’ after refusing to stop at a drive-thru
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Taxi driver beaten up by ‘fancy dressed-up men’ after refusing to stop at a drive-thru

Queensland, AU — Authorities are hunting two men who were wearing fancy dress costumes for allegedly attacking a taxi driver because he wouldn’t go via a fast-food drive thru.

Reports say that the incident occurred just before midnight on September 7 in Noosa on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. The 37-year-old driver picked up eleven people, including children, who were all dressed in costumes.

During the ride, the man seated on the front started demanding the driver to stop by a drive thru of a fast-food outlet. However, the driver refused as per company policy, and the man allegedly became verbally abusive.

A CCTV footage from the vehicle’s surveillance camera shows the driver asking the man to get out. But the man allegedly continued to verbally abuse him, and the altercation eventually spiraled out of control.

The man then allegedly punched the driver in the head repeatedly, losing his dark, curly wig in the process.

Furthermore, another male passenger also began punching the driver from behind.

The second man was seen allegedly striking the driver from behind.Source:Supplied

The group then exited the vehicle and fled the scene on foot along Weyba Road.

Meanwhile, the driver did not suffer serious injuries as a result of the attack.

The police have now released CCTV footage from inside the cab in a bid to identify the two men of interest. Anyone with information is urged to contact Policelink on 13 14 44 or make a report online.

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