Remember William Bryan Jennings? To recap, he’s the Morgan Stanley executive who last December had a cab take him home to Darien, Connecticut from Manhattan and, according to the driver, refused to pay the $200 fare and instead began threatening the guy with racial slurs before intentionally stabbing his hand with a pen knife. According to WBJ’s lawyer, there were no threats or slurs and while the stabbing did happen, it was by accident and Jennings only pulled out the knife he had on him because he was “fearful for his safety” and “did not intend to hurt” the driver. The two parted ways around midnight, at which time Jennings went to bed and the cabbie called the police, who had trouble identifying WBJ until they got a lucky break with video footage from the deli on 10th Avenue he asked the driver to stop at for snacks on the way to CT. Anyway, Jennings, who turned himself in two weeks after the incident following a family vacation in Florida and was later placed on leave from Morgan Stanley, was set to appear in court on Monday but then this happened:

Connecticut prosecutors will not pursue charges against a top Morgan Stanley banker accused of stabbing a cabby in a drunken, racist rage over a fare from Manhattan, the cabby’s lawyer said yesterday. The decision to let W. Bryan Jennings off the hook has left the cabby “outraged,” his lawyer said. Jennings, from the ritzy Gold Coast town of Darien, had originally been charged with assault, theft of service and intimidation based on race or bigotry after the December 2011 incident. But Hassan Ahmad, the lawyer for cabby Mohamed Ammar, said Stamford prosecutors have told him they’re dropping the case…Jennings’ lawyer would not comment, and the State’s Attorney’s Office in Stamford could not be reached.

No word on whether or not Jennings’ string of good luck will continue with getting his job back at the House of Gorman.

Update: According to the driver’s lawyer, this thing is still on (“All I’m saying is we’re showing up,” he told Bloomberg earlier today. “We have a court date Monday, and we’re going to be there.)

Charges Dropped Against Banker Accused Of Stabbing Cabby [NYP]
Earlier: Morgan Stanley Exec “Accidentally” Stabs Cab Driver After Difference Of Opinion Re: Fare

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  1. Posted by Guest | October 12, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    This story is pure gold.

    -William Jennings Bryan

  2. Posted by Danker_Banker | October 12, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    I feel you, brother.


  3. Posted by Texashedge | October 12, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    "before intentionally stabbing his hand with a pen knife"

    He was just helping him open his pudding can

  4. Posted by Guy with A.D.D. | October 12, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Obviously I hired the wrong lawyer!

    -Bernie Goetz

  5. Posted by Just saying | October 12, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Judge, I was just trying to get a ride back to "the ritzy Gold Coast town of Darien".

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  6. Posted by Guest | October 12, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    What do they think I am, some sort of monkey?


  7. Posted by guest | October 12, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    he definitely looks like he's planning to accidentally stab someone in that picture.

  8. Posted by Mexi_Cant | October 12, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    This was already almost a year ago? Fuck me.

  9. Posted by father time | October 12, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    Thought the same thing but it was only made public in March (incident in Dec).

  10. Posted by Guest | October 12, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    It will come out in the divorce proceedings six months from now that Mrs. Jennings was forced to do the prosecutor's laundry, so to speak.

  11. Posted by guest | October 12, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Getting his job back at MS would be the end of his string of good luck.

  12. Posted by DSK | October 12, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    I hate to sound dumb, but what really happened here? Why did they drop it suddenly?

  13. Posted by Hakuna Matata Guy | October 12, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    I guess someones never been to Darien.

  14. Posted by guest | October 12, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    "We have a court date Monday, and we’re going to be there."

    That's all good and well, but will the judge and/or prosecutor be there too?

  15. Posted by Guest | October 12, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    There are still WASPS working at Morgan Stanley ?

  16. Posted by ih8edjfkjr | October 12, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    I don't want to suggest something too outside the box here, but it is just possible that the cab driver is not telling the entire story exactly how it actually happened.

  17. Posted by Hulk | October 12, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    No, no it won't, my brother.

  18. Posted by Guest | October 12, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    Obviously, CT prosecutors feel they have a better chance of winning the hit and run case of the RBS banker who ran into a pedestrian with his mom’s BMW and claimed that he didn’t see the guy’s head smack into his windshield – “I thought it was just a really big bug”. We’ll see…

  19. Posted by Guesto | October 12, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    Oh Juice……And I was gonna chip golf balls that next day too!


  20. Posted by Guest | October 12, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    Who will Tom Brady call on this one?

  21. Posted by Guest | October 12, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    What's next, a Morgan Stanley employee running over a bicyclist, stabbing them, then fleeing the scene to FL?

  22. Posted by guest | October 12, 2012 at 2:41 PM


  23. Posted by Guest | October 12, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    "You shall not stab the cabbie with a cross of gold!"

    -William Jennings Bryan

  24. Posted by messed | October 12, 2012 at 5:30 PM

    Exactly my thought the last time I thought about my ex.

  25. Posted by Stevie Boy | October 13, 2012 at 3:11 AM

    I hear ya but the gist of it involves non- payment of a fare and stabbing with a penknife. That really ought to be enough to get your ass in court. Call me old fashioned on this one.

  26. Posted by Gristina | October 13, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    Good. It's time 1% minority finally pushes back.
    $200 for a ride!? Who does he think he is, a plumber?

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    I was think the same way Gristina.

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