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Man clinging to cab caught on video

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - A man who appeared to be so intent on stealing a cab jumped on it and clung to it as the driver took off.

Cell phone video shows Matthew McCorkle, 27, hanging from the speeding cab in the middle of the night on a roadway in the Bronx.

The man who took the footage spoke with Fox 5 morning program 'Good Day New York.'

“I videotaped in case this guy fell and got hurt. I called police as soon as I finished,” said restaurant owner Vlane Carter.

Carter, who was on his way home on the Bruckner Expressway at about 2 a.m. on Monday, says he was driving at about 60 miles per hour and so was the cabbie.

“The driver was on the phone the whole time,” said Carter who was side-by-side with the cabbie at one point. The cab driver was reportedly on the phone with police at the time.

McCorkle eventually jumped off the cab as it slowed and attempted to carjack another vehicle before he was arrested, reported the NY Daily News.




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