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I was scared’: Indigenous senior warning others after she jumped from Winnipeg taxi for safety – CBC

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 201784 Views

77-year-old says driver pulled away from her destination after delay in receiving payment

December 04, 2017

A Manitoba family is hoping charges are laid after an Indigenous senior fractured her collarbone and dislocated her shoulder jumping from a moving Winnipeg taxi, fearing for her safety.

Illa Garson, 77, had arrived home from Club Regent Casino, where she was playing bingo on Nov. 19, when she says the driver took off with her inside after a discrepancy over payment.

Illa said the driver had stopped near house and she had arranged for her daughter to bring her payment outside. When her daughter didn’t come out, she said she told the driver she would go and retrieve the money.

The senior said she opened the door to step out of the cab and the driver began driving away.

“I was scared,” she said. “He didn’t stop … he told me ‘where’s the money?'”

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