A 54-year-old taxi cab driver told Myrtle Beach police she was robbed by a man she picked up in the city for a fare, according to a police report.
The victim told police she was dispatched to 1310 Carver St., about 12 a.m. Tuesday to pick up the man, according to the report. The victim said the man had a cup in his hand that contained alcohol and she told him that he could not bring it with him into the vehicle.
The victim said the man got inside and she asked for collateral for the fare in case he didn’t pay, so the man gave her his cellphone, according to the report. The victim said the man wouldn’t give her a specific address, but kept directing her to turn onto different streets.
The victim said the man had her drive to 1103 Ragin St., and he got out and went behind a house there, according to the report. The victim said the man came back to the cab twice before he sat in the front passenger seat, tried to take her keys from the ignition.
The victim said the man then ran around to her side of the vehicle and tried to pull her from it, according to the report. The victim said the man hit her in the face, so she hit him in the head.
The victim said the man grabbed her wallet that had about $30 cash and then ran away. Detectives are investigating the incident.
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