Man who allegedly bit cab driver's ear arrested

October 20, 2011 4:30:28 AM PDT
A man accused of attacking a cab driver by biting his ear is under arrest.

Police say 40-year-old Haroon Rashid was also choked and punched when the passenger tried to stiff him over a $7 fare.

Rashid claims that when he told police, they let the passenger go and threatened to arrest him.

Tuesday night, 42-year-old Francisco Solano was charged with assault.

Cabbies say there is a citywide pattern of police ignoring their complaints.