Mohamad Al-Gahaffi, 54, a former driver to celebrities including Robert De Niro, Mark Wahlberg and Samuel Jackson, was sucker-punched after he got into an argument with five passengers reportedly on their way from a Queens strip club to Manhattan last month.
One of the male suspects punched the victim in the face with a closed fist, knocking him to the ground, according to the NYPD. The suspects- three men and two women- remain at large.
The assault on Al-Gahaffi, described by the Post as a fixture at his local mosque in Manhattan, occurred on Feb. 5 at about 4:25 a.m. at the corner of East 62nd Street and Second Avenue.
The NYPD released surveillance video of the suspects after the assault.
Al-Gahaffi was rushed to New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center where he was listed in critical but stable condition.
The New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers and the Yemeni American Merchants Association are offering a $5,000 cash reward for anyone who provides information to police that leads to an arrest in the case.
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