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In this particular case, the client took a cab home, but had an unpleasant experience with the driver and eventually refused to tip him. The cab driver got out of the cab, approached the client, and angrily demanded money. The driver then grabbed the client’s shirt and tore it off his body. The client at this point struck the driver, causing a minor laceration to the lip.