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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

S.F. Taxi Driver Robbed by Passenger Mid-Fare

Posted By on Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 8:24 AM

Not an easy job
  • Not an easy job

A cab driver's erratic driving is sometimes justified.

It was certainly understandable in one recent case where a taxi driver was having trouble steering because he was being robbed by one of his own passengers.

At  2:15 p.m. on Thursday police were driving south on Highway 101 when they noticed a taxi cab driving "erratically." Officers followed the cab driver who was waving to other drivers, trying to get their attention.

When police drove up next to the cab, they saw a man in the back seat slouched down,  attempting to hide.

The cab driver exited the freeway at Cesar Chavez, and officers followed. The man in the back of the car must of have known he was busted because he opened the back door of the taxi and tried to jump out of the cab as it was still moving.

The cab driver stopped and the man got out of the taxi and started running. Police chased after him, eventually catching up to the man and detaining him. Once he was in handcuffs, they found meth in his pockets.

The cab driver explained to police that he was driving carelessly because the man in custody had robbed him.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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