News station WFTS reported that shortly after the cruiser pulled up behind the cab, which was reportedly stalled at a green light, the dumb thug pulled out a gun and demanded that the cab driver fork over his money.
Deputy Terry Ely observed the whole incident and decided to get out of his vehicle and approach the cab. As he drew nearer, he spooked the thug, who then tried to exit the cab and make a run for it.
Ely then promptly drew his own gun and ordered the thug to slowly exit the cab. The whole incident was recorded by a surveillance camera inside the cab.
And here’s what happens when you try to rob a taxi with a deputy cruiser behind you in traffic…Full story here: http://bit.ly/1OZJ9TD
Posted by ABC Action News – WFTS – Tampa Bay on Wednesday, March 9, 2016
The thug, 18-year-old Victor Martinez-Herrera, was then arrested for robbery and terrorist threats and remained in jail as of Tuesday morning.
Had Deputy Ely not been present to stop the robbery, who knows what Martinez-Herrera would have done?
According to Jacksonville, Florida, station WJXT, for instance, three teens killed a cab driver two months ago whom they had initially intended to just rob.
Something similar happened to a Louisiana cab driver last November:
Luckily for the cabbie in Pennsylvania, a hero lurked near — right behind him, in fact.
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