A pedicab operator and a taxi driver got into a brawl in the middle of traffic on Broadway near Times Square Monday morning. A Fox 5 News crew happened to be there and captured the fight on camera.
Veteran Fox 5 photojournalist Al Daughtry was shooting video for a story Reid Lamberty was reporting about the price of taxi cab medallions.
It isn't clear what sparked the fight, but the pedicab operator threw a cup of coffee at the cab. The driver of the taxi cab pulled his car into the path of the bike, running into it.
The cab driver came out and the two men threw down right in the middle of the intersection of Broadway and 53rd Street.
Reid Lamberty and a photographer from Entertainment Tonight, who was covering the David Letterman story outside the Ed Sullivan Theater, stepped in to break up the fight.
The two men then continued their verbal assault at each other. The pedicab driver picked up a waste basket and hurled it at the taxi cab driver, missing him but spilling garbage into the street.
The pedicab driver wanted to get away, but the cabbie tried to stop him. The pedicab rode the wrong way on 53rd Street, then up a sidewalk, and down 7th Avenue.
Police responded moments later and interviewed the taxicab driver, but the pedicab operator was gone.
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