Meet Your Cabbie of the Year

Abdinasir Kahin helped cops nab thief last month

By BJ Lutz
|  Saturday, Sep 26, 2009  |  Updated 9:36 AM CDT
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Cabbie Doesn't Consider Himself a Hero

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Cabbie Doesn't Consider Himself a Hero

When cab driver Abdinasir Kahin saw two people beating a third man with a length of chain last August, he jumped out of his car to intervene.
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A Chicago cab driver who helped police nab a cross-dressing, chain-wielding pickpocket last month was named "Cab Driver of the Year" at a South Side event Friday morning.

Abdinasir Kahin was driving around Lakeview on Aug. 5 when he came upon two people beating a third man with a length of chain. Kahin jumped out of his car to intervene and ended up bear-hugging the cross-dressing bandit until police arrived.

For his heroics, Kahin received a bronze plaque, a $300 reward, and had his hand prints added to the Drivers of the Year Walk of Fame.

The Chicago City Council also passed a resolution on Sept. 9 commending Kahin.

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