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Bicyclist Injures Taxi Passenger After Throwing Cone at Cab, Police Say

By Lisha Arino | July 1, 2015 3:55pm
 Police said a 23-year-old man threw a traffic cone in the window of a taxi cab on June 25, injuring a backseat passenger and damaging the vehicle.
Police said a 23-year-old man threw a traffic cone in the window of a taxi cab on June 25, injuring a backseat passenger and damaging the vehicle.
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LOWER EAST SIDE — A bicyclist threw a traffic cone into the window of a taxi last week, injuring a backseat passenger and damaging the cab, police said.

Police said the passenger, a woman, was cut by glass on her shoulder after 23-year-old Joel Fabre threw the cone as the cab was pulling away from the northwest corner of Suffolk and Rivington streets at 3:52 a.m. on June 25.

Fabre and a companion were riding alongside a cab traveling west on Rivington Street before the incident, police said. When the 44-year-old driver stopped to pick up the passenger at the corner, Fabre and the driver “exchanged words,” according to the NYPD.

The bike rider then decided to throw the cone at the vehicle's back window, shattering the glass, police said.

Fabre was charged with assault and criminal mischief on June 25, according to the Manhattan District Attorney's office. He was released without bail and is due in court on Aug. 13, it said. His attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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