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Man Wanted in New York for Assaulting Uber Driver, Damaging Car

Police say a man is wanted in New York for climbing on top of an Uber driver's car, smashing windows and assaulting the driver.

Posted: Jan 24, 2019 4:24 PM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Police say a man is wanted in New York for climbing on top of an Uber driver's car. smashing windows and assaulting the driver.

It happened in the area of 40th St. and Fifth Avenue on Friday at 1:30 p.m. Police say the man in the video, who had been on a bike,  bashed in the front and back windshield of the Uber car with a bike lock in the middle of the street. 

When the driver got out of the car, the suspect hit him in the head with the same bike lock which sent him to the hospital.

In the video, the suspect seems to celebrate before calmly walking off the roof and hood of the car and peddling off on a black and green bicycle. He has yet to be caught.

Witnesses say the driver was badly beaten and tried to fight back.

There's no definitive answer yet on what led to the violence but witnesses say there was an argument between the two prior to the fight.

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