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Greg Neft, Ksl Newsradio A cabdriver is all right after police say he was threatened by his passenger.
Police say it happened in Murray early this morning when the rider pulled a hard object to the cabbie's back and ordered a detour.
Sgt. John Barker: "They pulled down into the area of 7th West and 40th South, there's a little park down there. He took some cash."
But Salt Lake County Sheriff Sgt. John Barker says it didn't end there.
Sgt. John Barker: "He forced the cab driver to take him to his home."
And when the passenger found there was no more money, he took what he could.
Sgt. John Barker: "Suspect jumped in the cab and took off."
Police found the cab and the suspect a short time later. A responding deputy driving through a nearby parking lot noticed a man matching the suspect's description leaning against a building. He found the cabbie's I.D. and money on the man.
The suspect will be charged with car theft, kidnapping and aggravated robbery.
The cabbie is said to be OK.