'People are crazy nowadays’: NYC cabbie shot, wounded in neck by passenger demanding $10 fare back

A 63-year-old cabbie shot and wounded in the neck in Brooklyn was defending himself from a passenger demanding his $10 fare back, shocked relatives said Sunday.

“People are crazy nowadays — like somebody’s life isn’t worth 10 dollars,” the victim’s daughter Samra Perviaz, 33. said Sunday “Never anything like that happened. And it was just over $10.”

Perviaz, an immigrant from Pakistan who lives in South Ozone Park, Queens, picked up a woman who had called into the dispatch center. He was on his way to her destination when she asked him to pull over and pick up a man, according to the cabbie’s family.

Igbal Perviaz’ green cab is parked in front of his house in Jamaica, Queens, on Sunday— the same cab he was driving when a passenger shot him two days earlier. A 63-year-old cabbie shot and wounded in the neck in Brooklyn was defending himself from a passenger demanding his […]

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