Crowdfunding started for Cabbie beaten by U.S. Marine

A crowdfunding project was started to assist with medical expenses for Charles Hawkesworth after being brutally beaten by an off-duty U.S. Marine in Surf City, North Carolina in the early hours last Sunday.

Taxi cab surveillance video captures passenger, after Hawkesworth attempts to stop passenger from taking the keys out of the ignition, punching the cab driver several times in the face.


Hawkesworth was released from Onslow Memorial Hospital after being treated for multiple broken bones surrounding his eye socket and nose area.

GoGetFunding, a crowdsourcing website, was used to assist with medical expenses. Donations for the Help Charles project already started pouring in.


Cab Driver Charles Hawkesworth