Video: Woman Attacks Cab Driver With Hammer
Police are looking for a woman who attempted to rob a cab driver armed with a box cutter and a hammer. A dashboard camera captured the attack.
It happened on September 16 at 3:15 a.m. in Long Beach, but police are asking for the public's help finding the woman, according to police. Video shows the woman reaching past the glass divider and threatening the cab driver, first with a box cutter. The two struggled and that's when the woman pulled out a hammer. The taxi driver Robby Williams told KTLA, "When she brought the hammer ... to hit my head ... at that point I knew that she meant business."
The driver hit the gas and collided with a parked car, and at that point the suspect got out of the cab and fled. She didn't get any money. The victim was treated at the scene for a cut on his hand.
The woman is described as a black woman in her early twenties, wearing a brown knit hat and a light-colored hoodie.