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You Cant Drive People Around Anymore

A volunteer who drives patients to New York City hospitals at no charge found himself punished for his good deed on Monday, when an agent stopped him on suspicion of illegally operating a driving service.

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.

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