Al Sharpton’s daughter got a special gift early Saturday at her birthday celebration — a nice set of handcuffs for allegedly attacking a cab driver in New York City, according to several reports.
Ashely Sharpton, 30, is accused of shoving and punching the cabbie after snatching his keys in midtown Manhattan just before 1 a.m., Fox News reported.
“She told me it didn’t happen the way they said it happened but I can’t speak for a 30-year-old woman,” the activist preacher told the New York Daily News. His daughter couldn’t be immediately reached for comment.
The trouble started when Sharpton and three pals hailed the cab.
All jumped in and gave different destinations, confusing the cabbie who became annoyed and stopped the vehicle.
He told his passengers he wasn’t going anywhere until they figured out where they wanted to go, the paper reported.
Cops said Sharpton, who was sitting next to the cabbie, then snatched the keys from the ignition and jumped out of the cab.
Things got physical when the cabbie got out and tried to grab the keys from Sharpton, telling her, “Give me my keys back,” cops told the New York Post.
“I don’t have your keys,” she allegedly spat before later admitting she tossed them, the paper reported.
What a pig.
One of her pals might have given her an awful birthday present by filming the encounter, according to the paper. Cops said the footage shows Ashley Sharpton punching the driver in the chest.
That is assault. She should be charged for that offense.
By the time cops arrived she had vanished. Cops found her two hours later on a nearby street.
She was issued a summons to appear in court at a later date, the Post reported. She was charged with petty larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.
“Happy Birthday to my youngest, Ashley,” Sharpton tweeted Friday referring to his daughter. “A strong black woman and committed activist. So proud to be your Dad.”
Happy Birthday to my youngest, Ashley. A strong black woman and committed activist. So proud to be your Dad. pic.twitter.com/ld7DyVA6CJ
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) September 8, 2017
Ashley Sharpton was one of 16 protesters arrested in January for blocking traffic outside Trump Tower to protest President Trump’s Supreme Court justice nominee Neil Gorsuch.
Prosecutors agreed in March to dismiss the arrest if she stayed out of trouble until Sept. 20, the New York Post reported at the time.
More than a dozen people arrested during two protests outside Trump Tower — including the Rev. Al Sharpton’s daughter and Eric Garner’s mom — were told Monday that their cases would be dropped if they stayed out of trouble.
Prosecutors offered to dismiss their cases in six months if they stayed out of trouble — known in legal parlance as an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal.
The daughter of the Harlem civil rights leader said her dad was proud of her roadway activism.
So, it looks like she’s in trouble- throw the book at her. She’s a NASTY LIBERAL THUG.
Happy Birthday scumbag.