Johnnie ‘Spider’ Footman, New York City’s Oldest Cab Driver, Dies at 94

Johnnie Spider Footman

Johnnie “Spider” Footman, New York City’s oldest cab driver, died on September 11, 2013 at age 94. He was still driving until shortly before his death—he’d been at the wheel of a cab for nearly 70 years. Footman was featured in the New York City taxi documentary Drivers Wanted—here’s a clip of him recounting a bizarre tale from his taxi career.

via Gothamist

photo via Drivers Wanted