Back on November 23rd, FTVLive told you that a New York City Cab driver blew right past the Today Show's Al Roker and refused to give him a ride.
After getting snubbed, Roker went on social media and posted this:
“Filed a complaint today after getting passed up again by a NYC Yellow cab. Cabbie picked up a white guy a block away. Wonder why Uber wins?” Roker wrote on social media.
“This happens to folks of color every day. And while most cabbies do their job, there are those ignorant, racist ones who hurt the others…What really hurts, my 13 yr. old boy was with me and asked why the cabbie passed us. I said, ‘Nick, ignorant people make dumb choices.'" Roker posted.
Well now the cab driver is paying up for dissing Roker. The hack has been fined $500 after pleading guilty to a service refusal violation, according to NBC.
The driver, Mahabur Rahman, passed up Roker and his son and then picked up a white passenger a block down the road.
Lesson number 1, don't mess with Al Roker.