Re-posted by Nicholas Stix
Teenage suspect points gun at Wichita cabbie, skips out on fare
By Gordon Bassham
August 8, 2015
WICHITA, Kan. – A Wichita cab driver got more than she expected when she picked up a fare Friday afternoon.
Wichita Police report officers were called to a disturbance in the 2200 block of N. Estelle at about 4 p.m. where they found a 42-year-old female cab driver who said she had picked up a 16-year-old female and a 17-year-old male in west Wichita and had driven them to the address on N. Estelle.
Sergeant Roger Runft says the cabbie told police when they arrived at the couple’s destination, the male passenger pulled out a handgun, pointed it at her, told her to open the door and neither she nor the female passenger would get hurt. The driver said the male then ran away.
[Why would he hurt the female passenger? That’s ridiculous. What, does he have an IQ of 50?]
When officers arrived on the scene they said the female passenger gave them information about the suspect who was a friend. [Not anymore, he ain’t!] Based on that information, officers were able to locate the suspect at his home a couple of blocks away and took him into custody. He was booked into the Sedgwick County jail on aggravated assault charges.
Police say the suspect apparently just wanted to skip out on paying the cab fare.