SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A cab driver was stabbed with a box cutter when a passenger refused to pay his fare in San Francisco’s Portrero Hill neighborhood Thursday night, police said.
A 17-year-old got into the cab driven by a 50-year-old man and got off at 19th and De Haro streets around 10:30 p.m., police said.READ MORE: NHL Clears Evander Kane In Gambling Probe; Faces New Allegations Of Spousal Abuse
The teen said he did not have the cab fare and gave the driver his cellphone as collateral while he went into a home to supposedly get money, police said.
The suspect returned to the cab a few minutes later without the money and demanded his phone back. When the driver refused, the suspect stabbed the driver in the side of the neck.READ MORE: UPDATE: Cal Fire Crews Reach 80% Containment on Fremont Fire Near Napa-Sonoma County Line
The teen old ran away, but responding officers found him and arrested him. His name was not being released because he is a juvenile.
The taxi driver was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with injuries not considered life threatening, police said.MORE NEWS: Millbrae Resident Sleeping In Bed Robbed In Home Invasion
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