Man Charged with Taking Cabbie on a Wild Ride

A 36 year old man is charged with going ballistic inside a Yellow Cab, then beating up the cabbie and stealing his cab, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Sheriff's Deputies say Francisco Corrales called for a cab at a hotel at I-10 and DeZavala on the northwest side.

Deputes say Corrales didn't give the cab driver a specific address where he wanted to go, but kept giving him bizarre directions to 'turn left' and 'turn here.'

When the cab was at I-10 and Ralph Fair Road, the cabbie became suspicious and exited the highway. At that point, Corrales allegedly 'became agitated and assaulted the driver, punching him several times.'

That prompted the cabbie to jump out of the cab and walk to a nearby gas station to call 9-1-1.

The police report says Corrales then jumped into the cab and took off.

He was pulled over by police right were all this started, at I-10 and DeZavala.

He is charged with robbery and could face additional counts.


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