From what I can glean, 30-year-old Gunnery Sgt. John Adam Kinosh does not care for splitting cab fares or people that put their hands on him. Cab driver, Charles Hawkesworth Jr, challenged him with both. This proved to be a mistake.
According to the YouTube desciription:
Surf City Police Chief Mike Halstead said warrants have been obtained against 30-year-old Gunnery Sgt. John Adam Kinosh.
Rex Bowen, owner of Island Taxi, told WECT.com Sunday night that Hawkesworth has been released from the hospital and recovering at home. He said the victim suffered multiple fractures to his face and received about 15 stitches.
Island Taxi suspended operations Sunday, according to Bowen. He explained the business no longer provides shared rides, because of the incident.
"We used to pick up a couple people if they were all going in the same direction," he said.
According to Chief Halstead, Kinosh will be charged with two counts of assault inflicting serious injury and one count of communicating threat. He said the Marine checked himself into a psychiatric hospital and are waiting until he's released to serve the warrants.
"It just amazes me that the guy flipped the way he did . I understand he's checked himself into a mental institution to avoid prosecution. That bothers me even more," Bowen said.
On second thought, he might not be intoxicated (nothing in the report states that he is; I made the assumption based on his body language when he got into the cab and the fact that he beat the hell out of a scrawny cab driver) but I hope he was drunk because if he wasn't shitfaced during this attack, then it's even more disturbing.