Yeshaya Liebowitz, 25, was reportedly shuttling two women, one of whom was a cancer patient, to hospitals as part of the Jewish charity Chesed on Monday.
Liebowitz said that when he was stopped by a Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) agent, he tried explaining that he was not part of a car service.
"I tried to explain to him that I drive people to the hospital. I don't do it for money – I pay the tolls, I pay for gas, I pay my time," Liebowitz said.
The agent reportedly told Liebowitz and the two women to get out of the car. Not only was Liebowitz then slapped with a $2,000 fine, but his vehicle was also taken from him.