New Yorker Finds Out What People Will Do For A Free Cab Ride

Many of you may remember comedian Mark Malkoff as the guy who raced — and beat — a New York City bus while riding a big wheel or the man who tested the limits of Apple Store employees’ hospitality using a goat and a Darth Vader costume. Recently, he hired a NYC taxi for 14 hours and offered to pay the fare of anyone who Tweeted him for a ride.

But in addition to picking up random Tweeters in need of a ride, Mark also made some odd demands to see what people would do for a free lift in a taxi, like telling passengers they need to wear costumes to score the gratis ride, or filling up the entire back seat with popcorn, and having his passenger give him a shave.

In between picking up passengers, Mark stopped for a rooftop sunbathing session by the highway and dotted the outside of the car with the face of Taxi star Tony Danza.

In the end, Malkoff and his passengers totaled 60.2 miles on the meter, for which he paid $468.10.