First of all who spilts cabs with strangers?  I thought that only happened in the movies.   Anyway this is what the cab driver gets for trying to be a hero.  You got a jacked up lunatic marine sitting shotgun in an empty cab with you screaming in your face to get out,I’d probably get out.   Take the cab. What do I care? Beats getting the snot kicked out of you.  Live to drive another day.  That’s what I always say.

PS – This is why I couldn’t be a cab driver in real life.   I’d be so judgmental picking people up.  Anybody who looked like they could be a problem I’d skip.  End up just driving around in circles all day.