A taxi driver and passenger were assaulted early Saturday morning in Red Deer, police said Wednesday.
Red Deer RCMP said two men leaving Lotus nightclub in the downtown decided to share a taxi with another man, who they did not know, as they were all going to the north end of Red Deer.
The two friends got into the back and the third man got into the front beside the driver. One of the men in the back seat became increasingly aggressive and belligerent.
When the taxi driver pulled over to order him out of the vehicle, he punched the front seat passenger in the back of his head. The suspect then exited, walked around the vehicle and punched the female taxi driver in the jaw. He and his friend then ran from the scene.
The incident happened at about 2:30 a.m. The taxi they had ordered was on its way to Mustang Acres mobile home park.
The suspect is described as Caucasian, approximately 22 – 25 years old, about 1.7 metres (5 feet 7 inches – 5 feet 8 inches) tall, slender build, blond hair and wearing a T-shirt and jeans.