If you’re a protester in New York and have a terrible feeling about hailing a particular Taxi Cab, know that some of them are police cars in disguise.

If you’re trying to get home after a protest and see this Toyota Avalon Taxi Cab more than ready to pick you up, don’t. According to this Twitter video circulating earlier last night (June 2, 2020) NYPD are using a Toyota Avalon Taxi Cab complete with yellow livery and all the markings of a real cab as a legit police car with lights and tunes at the ready to clear traffic once your cuffed in the rear seats.

Check out the video for yourself below.

In the video we see a New York resident walking past a Toyota Avalon Taxi Cab that, without its flashing blues and tunes on, would blend in with the rest of New York traffic. It’s hard to make out in the video but there’s someone already headed to jail, cuffed in the back seat.

According to several replies, although this might look like a regular Taxi Cab, there are a handful of telltale signs that this taxi is part of the police livery.

To quash nights of protesting, rioting, and looting, New York now has a mandatory curfew starting at 8 P.M. If police catch you outside at 8:01 P.M., they’ll be more than happy to bring you in and cite you for breaking curfew. And, if you hail one of their undercover taxi cabs, all the easier for them.

If you’re one of the many thinking this curfew is unnecessary and you’ll be out well past 8 P.M., don’t count on taking a taxicab home since, if you guess wrong, you’ll have a several hours long detour.


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