Police: Man in 'Incredibles' costume punches cab driver, dodges fare

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying the man wanted in the assault of a taxi driver in Philadelphia's Roxborough section.

ROXBOROUGH, PA -- Philadelphia Police are asking for the public's help in their attempt to identify a suspect wanted for a robbery in the city's Roxborough section.

It was 3:48 on the morning of October 31st when the victim, a 62-year-old taxi driver, picked up the suspect and a female companion at Front and Spring Garden streets.

The driver took them to a 7-Eleven on the 5800 block of Ridge Avenue where the pair went inside and made a purchase in the store.

Police say when they exited the store they walked away from the taxi without paying the fare.

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When the taxi driver said he was calling the police, the suspect allegedly punched him in the face and fled.

The suspect is described as a white male, early to mid-20s, 5'8-5'9, dark hair, stocky build, wearing a red colored "Incredibles" costume.

The taxi driver was treated at Roxborough Hospital for a laceration to his face.

If you see this suspect do not approach, contact 911 immediately.

To submit a tip via telephone, dial 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847. You can also use this electronic form to submit a tip anonymously. All tips will remain confidential.