Veteran San Francisco cabbie Michael Byrne was assigned Taxi Medallion 666 last year, and since then he claims to have been on the receiving end of bad luck (no doubt he gets a puking passenger at least once per shift). So, he went to the city's taxi commission in an attempt to get them to give him a new number and ditch the ol' Six Hundred Threescore and Six one. No dice, say city officials. The hearing featured the head of the cabdriver's union wearing red devil horns and standing up for the Evil One: "How dare you take Lucifer's number away?'' he demanded. No, really- we couldn't make this stuff up! [San Francisco Chronicle]