MANHATTAN — What the hail?
A tattooed livery cab rider pictured giddily chatting on his cellphone ripped off his driver at knifepoint in Murray Hill last week, authorities said.
According to police, the 26-year-old driver picked up the suspect, ironically sporting a shirt saying "Valor, Honor, Nobility," in Queens on March 20 at 10 p.m.
When they arrived at 200 E. 36th St., the suspect, whose image was captured on surveillance video, allegedly forced the driver out of the cab, grabbed an unknown amount of cash and fled.
No injuries were reported.
Cops say the suspect has star tattoos on both elbows.
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