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Unlicensed Cabbie at JFK Arrested After Refusing to Release Passenger

61-year-old Daniel Todaro was arrested on Friday on charges of criminal trespass, imprisonment and unlawful solicitation after picking up a passenger from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and refusing to let them out of the car once they thought better of accepting the ride. After police noticed the passenger frantically attempting to exit the car, Todaro attempted to flee on foot, but was quickly apprehended.

After an arraignment proceeding on Friday, Todaro was released without bail. He has been banned from soliciting at JFK in the future.

To read more on this story, go to New York Daily News.

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Why isn't all solicitation from unlicensed cabbies at JFK prosecuted? I recall arrived a few years back (I try to avoid JFK like the plague) and overheard unscrupulous taxi drivers offering rides to Manhattan for $200+. It was just unconscionable. I didn't see anyone taking them up on it, but some uninformed visitor from another country might fall for it. In general, it is sad that JFK is the first impression for many who visit our country.