A cabbie offered to give a woman a ride to her Bronx home, then held her prisoner and drove her to Connecticut, telling her he wouldn’t let her go unless they had sex, police said Thursday night.
The terrified 27-year-old woman thought she was getting a ride home on April 6 from Mohammad Khalek, 47, a member of her tight-kit Bengali community, but started seeing unfamiliar road signs.
Khalek insisted he was taking a shortcut, and that she didn’t recognize the route because she was new to the neighborhood, cops said.
Instead, they wound up in Norwalk, Conn. — nearly 40 miles away from her Bronx destination.
The woman says Khalek demanded sex, and when he got out of his yellow cab to open her door, she bolted, cops said.
She called 911, but didn’t know where she was, so she flagged down a passing motorist to take her to a nearby CVS, cops said.
After she made her way back home, the woman’s husband remembered a Daily News story from July about Khalek — who was sanctioned by a city judge for showing a porn video to another woman in an attempt to get her into his cab.
The East Harlem woman in that case said Khalek called her over to his car and showed her an X-rated clip of two people having sex in Feb. 2016.
The victim told a judge that Khalek flashed her a wad of cash while pleasuring himself and pointed to the back seat of his cab, which she took as a solicitation for sex.
Khalek denied the accusation, saying he’s the one who was propositioned.
He has a lengthy history of complaints against him including threats, service refusals and traffic violations, as well as harassment and abuse, according to the judge’s decision.
On June 7, a city administrative judge fined Khalek $1,000 and recommended the Taxi and Limousine Commission revoke his license.
The TLC’s ultimate decision wasn’t immediately known Thursday night.
Khalek was arrested for this latest incident after the victim’s husband showed cops the News article and fingered him as his wife’s abductor.
Police arrested the creepy cabbie on Thursday and charged him with unlawful imprisonment.
Credit: NY Daily News