Watch Undercover Taxi Drivers Arrest Man Near Thompson LES [VIDEO]
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Not a normal sight outside the Thompson LES the other night. Those are actually plainclothes cops shoving a man in custody into the back of an undercover taxi. You can hear him screaming “help” several times. No word on the crime committed.
This video coincidentally arrives on our doorstep a day after Gawker published a story about how one undercover taxi (#6Y11) in particular remains parked outside city mosques for surveillance. And that it carries state-of-the-art spying equipment. The reality of the situation is that a fleet of these bad boys has been in existence for years (nay, decades). We encounter these faux cabs around the neighborhood on average about once a week.
Below are a few additional photos showing these taxis around the Lower East Side in the last few years.