Cabbie Stabbed by Passenger in La Mesa: Police

The cab ended up near a Shell gas station on Massachusetts Avenue at Waite Drive early Tuesday

In La Mesa, police are looking for a passenger in a taxi who stabbed the driver early Tuesday.

The victim, who asked to be identified as Ahmed, told NBC 7 San Diego that dispatch told him to pick up a fare that wanted a ride to border. He said it didn't take long for him to feel "uncomfortable" about his passenger.

The passenger was picked up along 68th Street, police said. 

However, when the customer got in the car, he would not say where he was going and directed Ahmed to drive up and down different streets.

Then, when the customer questioned why the fare was $7, Ahmed said he decided to pull into the gas station on Massachusetts at Waite.

Ahmed got out of cab, told the customer the ride was free and refused to drive him anywhere else. That's when Ahmed said he was stabbed in stomach.

Ahmed said he had heard about incidents happening to cab drivers in San Diego County, but he never expected what happened last night to happen to him.

La Mesa Police say the suspect is in his late 20s, wearing a navy T-shirt and blue jeans.

Ahmed, a father of six,works the overnight shift. 

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