so on may home down 3rd Ave, a passenger of a cab opens up and i go down. messed my arm up a bit, but other than that the only casualty was my bell. I tell the cabbie "$10 to replace the bell and we're square" he says no, it's the passengers fault. ok, passenger $10 please. "no way!" walks away. i tell him not to leave but he takes off. oh, another casualty was the door, it no longer shut. so the cabbie is still there and i try to find a cop to sort this out. never around when you need one. call 911, they tell me if i don't file a report they can't help and call 311 to get the precinct #. call 311, they try to connect me to no avail. cabbie then leaves. now i'm pissed, that's hit and run. no? go to the precinct, and they say there's nothing that can be done except me take a form home that's for somebody driving a car.
so, my question is, is this right? that's all that i can do? anybody from nyc know anything?
all i really want now is the cabbie to be held responsible for acting like a jerk.