ARRESTED: Teen Pulls Gun On Taxi Cab Driver When Asked For Payment

18-Year-Old Omarion Samuel Of Sunrise Arrested

Man Pulls Gun On Taxi Cab Driver When Asked For Payment
Man Pulls Gun On Taxi Cab Driver When Asked For Payment

UPDATE

Detectives with the Broward Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit have identified and arrested the man suspected of pulling a gun on a taxicab driver in July.

Through investigative means, detectives identified 18-year-old Omarion Samuel as the suspect in the treacherous taxicab ride.
On Thursday, Sept. 22, Samuel was arrested by BSO detectives and taken to BSO Mail Jail. He faces charges related to aggravated assault, armed kidnapping, possessing a firearm by a delinquent, and carrying a concealed weapon.

Originally reported by Boca Post

NORTH LAUDERDALE, FL – Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — Broward Sheriff’s Office is asking for help identifying the man in the video who reportedly pulled a gun on a taxi cab driver in North Lauderdale on July 4th, 2022.

The video can be seen below

From Broward Sheriff’s Office:

A man held a taxicab driver at gunpoint after refusing to pay the cab fare, and detectives with the Broward Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit are asking for the public’s help to identify and locate this armed subject.

The crime occurred around 1:32 a.m., Monday, July 4. Preliminary investigation revealed the cab driver picked up the male passenger named “James” near the 7800 block of Southwest Eighth Street in North Lauderdale. Once the passenger was inside the taxicab, the driver drove off and explained that full payment of the cab fare was required before being transported. That’s when investigators say the subject became irate, demanded another cab, and pulled a gun on the driver.

Surveillance video inside the taxicab shows the driver calling for a second cab and asking the subject to wait outside. The passenger refuses to leave and demands that the driver returns to the original pickup location. A few minutes later, the driver is seen with his hands held up, begging for his life. The victim says to the gunman, “please, don’t kill me,” before crashing into a parked car. The cab driver then returns to the original location, and the gunman exits the cab without paying the fare.

Investigators are asking anyone with information on the gunman’s identity and location to contact Det. Lacey Fitzpatrick at 954-321-4328 or to submit a tip through the SaferWatch App. If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477).

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