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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, March 19, 2010

Police arrest man suspected of punching driver of taxi

Advertiser Staff

A cab driver reported being robbed early yesterday morning in the Pearl City area by a man who allegedly punched him in the face.

The driver, 51, told police he transported a man to Pearl City where the passenger refused to pay.

The driver said that when he told the man he was going to call the police, the man punched him in the face and got out of the cab.

The driver called police and patrol officers located the 38-year-old suspect, who was arrested about 2:30 a.m. on suspicion of second-degree robbery.