Al Sharpton’s daughter Ashley was arrested this weekend after a run in with a cab driver. How will her father respond? Do you think he’ll stage a protest? Sue the police? It’s anybody’s guess.
The New York Daily News reported:
Al Sharpton’s daughter Ashley Sharpton arrested after cops say she attacked cab driver
No justice, no peace — of birthday cake.
A birthday celebration for Rev. Al Sharpton’s daughter ended in handcuffs early Saturday after she punched a cabbie in Midtown and snatched his keys, police sources said.
Ashley Sharpton was in a yellow taxi just before 1 a.m. with three of her friends near the intersection of W. 48th St. and Ninth Ave. Each of the passengers gave the driver a different destination. The cabbie Georges Coly — annoyed and confused — stopped the car and refused to move until Sharpton’s group could figure out where they wanted to go.
That’s when Sharpton, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, grabbed the keys from the ignition, according to cops. She jumped out of the car and threw the keys — which the driver didn’t see.
When Coly, 44, approached her demanding his keys back Sharpton began shoving him, the cabbie told police.
Sharpton ran off but cops caught up with her about two hours later on W. 46th St. and took her into custody.
Will she face any actual punishment? We’ll see.