Police say a Las Vegas cabdriver went back to the customer he’d been accused of sexually assaulting while she was passed out and offered her money, flowers and apologies after surveillance video footage of the incident surfaced.
The driver, 25-year-old Abdul Based, was arrested Friday. He has declined media interviews, and his attorney, Benjamin Durham, didn’t immediately respond to messages.
The incident happened March 6, but it wasn’t known until the woman called Lucky Cab Company two days later looking for her cellphone.
The taxi company in its search tracked down which cab she had been in through her credit card charge. When Lucky Cab checked that car’s video surveillance footage, they saw the woman sitting in the front, dozing off, and the driver repeatedly reaching over to touch her genitals, according to a police report made public Thursday.