Cab driver Threatened by Man With Gun Over Fare, Police Say

Cab driver Threatened by Man With Gun Over Fare, Police Say

November 23, 2012 Updated Nov 23, 2012 at 1:08 PM CDT

Police said an Illinois cab driver was threatened at gunpoint Thursday during a dispute over a fare, according to a report from Granite Broadcasting sister station CINewsNow.com in Peoria, Ill.

According to the report from CINewsNow.com:

Officers spoke to the 43 year-old victim at the Yellow Cab Company. The victim said he picked up a woman with an infant at 1:30 a.m. who said she wanted a ride to Taft Homes.

After arriving to the destination, the woman ended up being 80 cents short on her fare. The victim said that the woman then called her boyfriend down to bring her money.

When the boyfriend arrived, he threatened the cab driver by lifting his shirt up, revealing a revolver, and telling the victim he was going to shoot him. The suspect then threw a wad of money at the victim and left with the woman into the Taft Homes.

The victim told police that the woman is a regular on his route. Officers are still investigating the crime.