Ashley Sharpton, Al Sharpton’s daughter, celebrated her 30th birthday with a brawl that ended in her arrest. According to police, she attacked a cab driver, then stole his keys.
The birthday brawl reported occurred on the West Side of Manhattan. Ashley Sharpton had been out with friends, and they all got into the cab at around 1 a.m.
Reportedly, the women told the driver to “just go” but failed to give him a specific destination, according to some reports, because they couldn’t agree on one. He quickly pulled over and asked for a clear destination.
Sharpton, who was reported to have been seated in the front passenger seat, allegedly removed his keys from the ignition and “stalked off.”
The cab driver also left the vehicle and went after the key thief, and that’s when the disagreement turned into “tussling.” Police say the driver tried to grab the keys from Ashley, demanding of her, “Give me my keys back.”
“I don’t have your keys,” Ashley Sharpton allegedly replied. Witnesses say she tossed them aside, saying: “I threw your keys in the street.”
Unfortunately for Ashley, but beneficial to the cab driver, one of Ashley’s pals decided to film the event. Police were able to view the footage, which reveals that Ashley Sharpton punched the driver in the chest.
Although the alleged assailant fled the seen, she was found and arrested a couple hours later, at around 3 a.m. After being given a desk appearance ticket, she was released.
Ashley isn’t the first Sharpton daughter to find herself in a battle with the law. Two years ago, Dominique, 31, mounted a lawsuit against the city of New York after she tripped and fell in Manhattan. She’s seeking $5 million in an ongoing case.
Ashley received plenty of well-wishes before her birthday brawl with the cabbie, including a messages from her father on Twitter.
Happy Birthday to my youngest, Ashley. A strong black woman and committed activist. So proud to be your Dad. pic.twitter.com/ld7DyVA6CJ
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) September 8, 2017
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