Taxi driver heads home after attempted robbery
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A taxi cab driver has been released from the hospital after he was shot in the shoulder during an attempted robbery.
Rosette Jean is now recuperating at home. Jean was released from Jackson Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon, after he was recovering from a bullet wound and head injuries from an attempted robbery on Tuesday.
Jean was returning to his North Miami home from work at around 3 a.m. Tuesday. He pulled into his driveway when someone knocked on his window. "I stopped my car and someone knocked and said, 'Open the door, open the door,' and he shot me through the window," said Jean.
Jean tried to drive away and avoid the shooter but ended up crashing into his neighbors' home. Along with the bullet wound, the 68-year-old also sustained injuries to his head.
Jean has been a taxi cab driver for nearly 25 years. He was set to retire and move to Haiti in the upcoming months. "This is my first time," said Jean when asked if he was ever attacked.
His wife, Rosette has a warning for other cab drivers. "They need to be careful out there," she said. "All of those guys who do taxi, they need to be very careful at night because it's dangerous."
Jean said he never got a good look at the shooter's face. He added that the suspect did not rob him.
If you have any information on this attempted robbery suspect, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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