NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police say an Uber driver may lose his eye after an altercation last month in Manhattan.
It happened shortly after 3 a.m. on August 28 near East 14th Street and Third Avenue in the East Village.READ MORE: Overnight Gun Violence: 3 Men Shot In Queens, Innocent Woman Shot In Brooklyn, NYPD Says
Surveillance video appears to show the suspect running through the middle of the street trying to hail a ride.READ MORE: Suffolk Police: Ganessa Gordon, 18, Reported Missing In Brentwood
When the Uber driver wouldn’t pick him up, police said the suspect hit the 45-year-old victim in the face with his cellphone.
The driver was taken to the hospital, where he was treated for a serious injury to his left eye.MORE NEWS: 'Best Small Cities In America': New Jersey Communities Make Top 25
Anyone with information about his attacker is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.