Abdul Based, 25 year old Las Vegas taxi driver, was arrested on Friday after being accused by one of his passengers of sexually assaulting her as she was passed out. Based then proceeded to offer her money, flowers and apologies after some surveillance video of the incident was discovered.
No one knew about this situation if the woman had not lost her cell phone and called the taxi company in an attempt to track it down. When looking for it, that’s when the footage was discovered of the woman sitting in the front, sleeping after having several drinks at a nightclub, with Based reaching over to touch her genitals for a forty minute long car ride.
From Gateway Pundit:
When Lucky Cab confronted Based, he reportedly blamed the victim then offered her money “to make it OK.” The company said they fired him, checked all other relevant video and reported the incident to the taxi cab authority and police.
When officers arrested Based, he reportedly told investigators that he was sorry and that he shouldn’t have done it because he’s married.
The incident happened March 6, but it wasn’t known until the woman called Lucky Cab Company two days later looking for her cellphone. The taxi company in its search tracked down which cab she had been in through her credit card charge. When Lucky Cab checked that car’s video surveillance footage, they saw the woman sitting in the front, dozing off, and the driver repeatedly reaching over to touch her genitals, according to a police report made public Thursday. The woman told police that she had been drinking at a nightclub at the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip when she got into a taxi to go home to suburban Henderson. The video shows the driver fondling her while she’s in the back seat, then pulling over on the highway to order her to sit in the front seat as she appears to snap in and out of consciousness. The assault continues on the rest of the 40-minute cab ride and for five minutes in the woman’s driveway.