September 9, 2012, in Surf City, North Carolina, cab driver, Charles Hawkesworth of Holly Ridge, North Carolina was brutally attacked allegedly by a Gunnery Sergeant instructor for the U.S. Marines Sunday morning at N New River Drive and 3rd Street around 1:00 a.m.
Rex Bowen, owner of Island Taxi, posted a surveillance video on his Facebook page showing Hawkensworth being attached by the passenger in the front seat of his cab.
Bowen said he would close Island Taxi service Sunday to determine how we would protect his cab drivers in the future. “I really didn’t think I needed to put a partition in cars but driver’s safety comes first”, Bowen committed on his Facebook page. Bowen claims that Pender Country Sherriff Department has issued an arrest warrant on the Marine pending a signature from Police Commissioner.