ERLANGER, KY (FOX19) - Bar patrons are concerned after a local taxicab driver was recently charged with assaulting a customer he picked up.
Police say Mohamud Abukar, 38, sexually assaulted a female victim after her picked her up in a Yellow Cab taxi in Newport on October 10. The victim identified Abukar as the driver of the taxi and the suspect in the assault. On October 15, Abukar was arrested and charged with Rape.
"The first thing that went through my head was, this is ridiculous," said Newport bar patron Aaron Bogren. "When I hear something like this, as a man it does not make me fear for my own safety, but as somebody that is friends with females, it makes me fear for theirs."
Erlanger Police is looking for information from any other possible victims who have been in contact with Mohamud Abukar. Detectives describe the taxi as a white 2003 Ford, with Yellow Cab Co in black letters and the number 99 on the sides and back.