Former limo driver says Hernandez owes him money

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A former limo driver for Livan Hernandez says in a lawsuit filed that the former Mets pitcher owes him $15,800 plus interest in overdue bills and lost wages.

Franklin Vizcaino, 27, of the Bronx, told Newsday Wednesday in a telephone interview that Hernandez has repeatedly refused his requests for payment for rides that Vizcaino said he gave Hernandez and various family members and friends from May through July.

Vizcaino, who filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Bronx County Civil Court, said he is seeking $7,500 in unpaid wages and $8,300 in lost wages related to a Lincoln Navigator that he alleges Hernandez took custody of and is no longer drivable.

Vizcaino added that he is not seeking damages, only the money that he said is owed to him.

Hernandez's agent, Barry Praver, declined to comment.

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Released by the Mets last week, Hernandez signed with Washington Wednesday and was scheduled to start last night.

Vizcaino, who listed Robinson Cano, Melky Cabrera and Miguel Cairo as previous clients, believes Hernandez's reluctance to pay him is related to a disagreement they had several weeks ago.

Vizcaino said when St. Louis was in town earlier this month, he drove Hernandez's family around the first two days but was unable to do so on the third day. He said Hernandez accused him of driving Cardinals players instead of his family, and hadn't used him as a driver since.

"He said I kicked him to the curb for the other guys, and that's it," Vizcaino said.

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