In this update on this story, the cabbie’s name is given as Ibrahim Sheikhamed; in earlier reports, and therefore also in an article and a videoblog that I put together Monday and which should both appear today, it is given as Ibrahim Ahmed.
Anyway, the cab appears to have been stolen, too.
“Muslim Driver Who Allegedly Ran Over Men After Religious Argument Due in Court Thursday,” from FoxNews, with thanks to Twostellas:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. “” The Muslim cabbie charged with assault and attempted homicide after allegedly trying to run down two fares after an argument over religion will be in court Thursday.
Ibrahim Sheikhamed is due in Nashville and Davidson County criminal court at 9 a.m. ET. His case is supposed to be reviewed by a judge, but the district attorney’s office told FOX News the hearing likely will be continued to another date.
Sheikhamed is also being charged with theft, since the license plate on his cab was listed as stolen.
Sheikhamed, a 37-year-old Sunni Muslim from Somalia, tried to run over two men near Vanderbilt University early Sunday morning after getting into an argument over religion, police said. One of the fares was Protestant, while the other was Catholic.
Ahmed picked up the two fares “” two men visiting Nashville from Ohio “” near the Vanderbilt campus, according to the incident report. After the argument, Ahmed allegedly tried to run his cab over the two men; he struck one of them, according to the incident report.
One of the students, identified as Jeremy Invus, was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with critical injuries. The other passenger, Andrew Nelson, avoided the cab.
It was first believed that Sheikhamed worked for United Cab Co., but owner Roderick Brown told FOX News on Tuesday that he was not an employee and was fired last year after a high-speed chase with Nashville police.
Brown thinks Sheikhamed, who teaches English as a second language next door, took the keys to the cab, stole the vehicle, put stolen tags on it, and was pocketing the fares for an unknown period of time.