Daughter Of Al Sharpton Arrested After Assaulting Taxi Driver

Ashley Sharpton, daughter of the civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton, was reportedly arrested early on Saturday after attacking a taxi driver. 

The New York Daily News reports, while citing police sources, Sharpton is also accused of taking the taxi driver’s keys out of the ignition and throwing them out of the window.

Sharpton was reportedly in the taxi just before 1 a.m. on Saturday with three of her friends. Each of the passengers gave different destinations to the driver, irritating and confusing him at the same time. The driver, Georges Coly, stopped the car and refused to move until the group decided where they wanted to go.

At this point, Sharpton, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, stole the drivers keys from the ignition. According to police, she then jumped out of the car and threw the keys, an action which the driver did not witness.

Coly, 44, then approached her, demanding his keys back but was met with physical force by Sharpton as she started to shove him.

One of Sharpton’s friends filmed the incident. In the video, which can be viewed here,  it also looks as if Sharpton punches the taxi driver as he tries to figure out where his keys were thrown.

Sharpton fled the scene but was caught two hours later and was taken into custody. According to the police, Sharpton was not charged with assault as the taxi driver was not injured. Instead, she received a desk appearance ticket and was sent home.

“She told me it didn’t happen the way they said it happened, but I can’t speak for a 30-year-old woman,” Rev. Al Sharpton told the New York Daily News on Saturday.

Just hours after his comment to the New York Daily News, Sharpton claimed his daughter was targeted by police and was arrested because she is related to him.

“All I know is that you got four people in a cab, and there’s some altercation, and they find out two hours later one of them is Al Sharpton’s daughter, she’s the one that’s going to the precinct,” he said during his National Action Network rally. “If you’re my child or you’re related to me, you’re guilty until proven innocent. But we’ll fight that out in court.”

Featured Image Via Flickr/Sam Wilson

Sources:

The New York Daily News

The Daily Caller

8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Hairatic Rick

    September 11, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Snicker, HA! Al … Al … Al … It is true, the cops are out to get you through her. Thus, spins the world about you. HA! Lucky for your fat brat that the driver is not a racist. ????

  2. GTKRWN

    September 11, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    >Sharpton claimed his daughter was targeted by police and was arrested because she is related to him.
    “If all else fails, blame a cracka.”

  3. Dante Alighieri ????

    September 11, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    The shameless-ness-ness-ness of this site.

    How you mutate a DWI to a political isn’t working.

    • ShikokuPrincess91

      September 11, 2017 at 2:34 pm

      Do republican women square up with men posturing to fight?

      When that happens you might have a point.

      • Rusty Esq

        September 11, 2017 at 6:11 pm

        Or more importantly, you either justify or condemn her behaviour.

        Dante’s point should have been “why is this here?”, not to defend her. Each media outlet has its biases (and I like none of those biases, other than equal treatment for all and telling the whole truth).

        • GTKRWN

          September 13, 2017 at 11:06 am

          If 95% of the liberal media is sucking dicks and telling lies, simply telling the truth is enough to get people screaming about being “biased.”

  4. ShikokuPrincess91

    September 11, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    She has all of that money and is still fat.
    What is it with the American lifestyle?
    Many Americans are fit and healthy, but many are also fat. Two extremes. Definitely puzzling, since everyone, especially girls, try to stay skinny here.

  5. Ivan_in_Phoenix

    September 12, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Soiled toilet paper never falls far from the outhouse.

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