The cab driver accused of snubbing Al Roker and his teenage son says it's all a misunderstanding.
Mahabur Rahman told The Daily News: "I tell you honestly, I didn't see him. Anybody would pick him. He look like a gentleman."
According to The News, the driver has one past violation for refusing to pick up a passenger.
Filed a complaint today after getting passed up again by a NYC Yellow cab. Cabbie picked up a white guy a block away. Wonder why Uber wins?— Al Roker (@alroker) November 22, 2015
This happens to folks of color every day. And while most cabbies do their job, there are those ignorant, racist ones who hurt the others— Al Roker (@alroker) November 22, 2015
What really hurts, my 13 yr. old boy was with me and asked why the cabbie passed us. I said, "Nick, ignorant people make dumb choices"— Al Roker (@alroker) November 22, 2015
Roker says he was trying to take his son, Nick, to the doctor when the incident took place.
A spokesman for The Taxi and Limousine Commission said: “I can assure him that we will investigate this thoroughly and take every appropriate action.”