Police: Cab drivers near Sioux Falls airport argue, one pulls a gun


Police have provided more information about an argument between two cab drivers outside the Sioux Falls airport that led one to pull a handgun on the other.

Public Information Officer Sam Clemens said the incident happened around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday when the drivers were in line waiting for customers.

The light turned green, which meant the driver in front should pull forward to pick up a customer. Clemens said the first driver was on his phone and did not immediately move forward, so the driver behind him went around to the front.

This made the first driver upset, Clemens said, so he followed the second driver to confront him. He got out of his car and asked the second driver why he was so impatient.

The second driver then allegedly pulled out a handgun, pointed it at the first driver, and told him to get away, Clemens said. He then drove away.

It is unclear at this time if he had a customer in his vehicle during the incident.

The 39-year-old victim called police. While he was talking with officers at the Law Enforcement Center, the suspect walked in.

Officers arrested 58-year-old Jozef Adam Barszcz of Sioux Falls for aggravated assault.

Clemens said Barszcz had a concealed weapons permit.


Two cab drivers got into an argument and one, allegedly, pulled a gun according to Sioux Falls Police.

It happened around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday night at 2800 Jaycee Lane in north Sioux Falls near the airport's driveway.

Police say the drivers were arguing over a parking spot with Jozef Barszcz whipped out a handgun and pointed it at the other driver. Barszcz is in the Minnehaha County Jail on aggravated assault charges.