The Oak Lawn police recently accepted a complaint that didn’t include criminal charges when 2 women were embroiled in a “cab fight” at their place of employment, First Call Cab, in Oak Lawn.
One of the women, a cab driver, appeared at the Oak Lawn Public Safety Center recently hoping to “document” her charges by making what police termed a “delayed battery report”. The woman claimed at about 9:30 p.m. on June 16th, she went back to the cab company because she suspected that one of the cab company dispatchers was intentionally skipping over her while dispatching calls for cab rides.
The driver entered the office and confronted the dispatcher and “stepped up to her”. At that point, the dispatcher told the driver to hit her but according to the driver it was the dispatcher who then pushed the driver.
The driver claims that she retaliated to the push by punching the dispatcher in the face. The driver claimed that she sustained a scratch to her own face during the incident. The manager broke up the cab fight.
Even though the driver was at the police station telling her story a day later, she did not want to press charges but instead wanted the incident documented because it occurred at her place of employment.
The police did contact the dispatcher by phone who said she was “afraid for her life”. Despite her fear, when asked by the officer why she didn’t contact police, the dispatcher said that she “just wanted the whole thing to be over with”. The dispatcher did not wish to make a statement without her attorney present and according to the police ended the conversation by hanging up.
First Call Cab, located in the 5400 block of 110th Street, was previously in the news when the establishment was robbed by an armed man.