This day in WND history: Cabbie bounces barfing baby boy

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May 14, 2003: A single mom says she and her vomiting baby in need of medical attention were left stranded in the cold by a cab driver who feared his taxi might get soiled.

Catherine Soldan, 25, said she called a counselor at the hospital after her 6-month-old baby, Corbitt, threw up twice. The counselor told her the service would contact a cab and pay for them to be transported to the hospital.

The taxi picked them up, and during the trip the boy began vomiting again. That’s when, according to Soldan, the driver told the two to get out.

“He said, ‘Is he getting sick?’ And I said, ‘Yes.’ He said to get out. I said, ‘He’s a baby.’ He said, ‘I don’t care what he is,’” said Soldan.

Soldan said she yelled at the driver, and he then left them. She said she was stunned by the driver’s behavior.

“It’s not like this was somebody who’d been out drinking all night or something and was throwing up in his car,” Soldan said. “It was a little bit of baby spit.”

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This day in WND history: Cabbie bounces barfing baby boy
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