THE POOPGATE SAGA in Southwest Center City continued Tuesday, as Thomas Van Der Grift continued waiting for Freedom Taxi to send a cleaning crew to pressure-wash the pavement where a cabbie was caught on surveillance video defecating beside his parked taxi early Friday morning.
A camera recorded the cabbie at 5:08 a.m. on Bainbridge Street near 18th. A company representative said he was fired. The Philadelphia Parking Authority taxicab and limo division is considering whether his license to drive in Philly should be revoked. His identity has not been disclosed.
After three men were dispatched to clean the pavement with water Monday afternoon — they did a crappy job — the cab company said it would send them out again to pressure-wash the street, something Van Der Grift has been asking for since Friday.