nyc ticketIn the ‘you just won’t believe this’ department, we are following the story of Yeshaya Liebowitz, a 25-year-old who received a $2,000 ticket for driving cancer patients to hospitals for treatment. Read how the car was confiscated by the Taxi & Limousine Commission, leaving the patients stranded on the roadside. The article appears in several news outlets, including these below, and continues to be shared as an example of a city agency gone wrong.

Yeshiva World News

This kind of behavior by the Taxi & Limousine Commission is midas s’dom. It’s astonishing that any law enforcement official can be so callous as to leave two cancer patients stranded on the way to the hospital.

NY Daily News

Despite his explanations, the agent from the Taxi & Limousine Commission gave him a summons, which carries a fine of up to $2,000, impounded his car, and left the two elderly riders stranded.


The TLC officer wasn’t interested and instead made off with the car, leaving the two sick, elderly passengers stranded on the side of the road and Liebowitz holding the hefty citation.