The Rev. Al Sharpton’ s daughter got an unexpected present early Saturday at her special birthday — handcuffs for allegedly assaulting a cab driver in Nyc, according to reports.
Ashley Sharpton, 30, can be accused of shoving and striking the cabbie after snatching their keys in midtown Manhattan right before 1 a. m., it was documented.
“ She told me it didn’t occur the way they said it happened yet I can’t speak for a 30-year-old female, ” the activist preacher informed the Ny Daily News . His child couldn’ t be immediately achieved for comment.
The trouble started when Sharpton and three pals hailed the particular cab.
All jumped in and offered different destinations, confusing the cabbie who became annoyed and ended the vehicle.
He told his passengers he or she wasn’t going anywhere until these people figured out where they wanted to proceed, the paper reported.
Cops said Sharpton, who was sitting next to the cabbie, then snatched the keys in the ignition and jumped out of the taxi.
Points got physical when the cabbie obtained out and tried to grab the particular keys from Sharpton, telling the girl, “ Give me my keys back again, ” cops told the New York Post .
“ I don’ t have your own keys, ” she allegedly ejected before later admitting she thrown them, the paper reported.
One of the girl pals might have given her a terrible birthday present by filming the experience, according to the paper. Cops said the particular footage shows Ashley Sharpton striking the driver in the chest.
By the time cops appeared she had vanished. Cops discovered her two hours later on the nearby street.
She was issued the summons to appear in court at a later time, the Post reported. She has been charged with petty larceny plus criminal possession of stolen home.
“ Happy Birthday to my most youthful, Ashley, ” Sharpton tweeted Fri referring to his daughter. “ A powerful black woman and committed activist. So proud to be your Father. ”
Ashley Sharpton was one of sixteen protesters arrested in January meant for blocking traffic outside Trump Tower system to protest President Trump’ t Supreme Court justice nominee Neil Gorsuch.
Prosecutors agreed in March in order to dismiss the arrest if the lady stayed out of trouble until September. 20, the New York Post reported at the time.