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Canada Woman arrested after cab driver bear sprayed, taxi stolen: Winnipeg police

22:00  26 november  2019
22:00  26 november  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

Coquitlam woman says she was held ‘hostage’ over taxi fare dispute

  Coquitlam woman says she was held ‘hostage’ over taxi fare dispute "I felt like I was held against my will," said Carly Musgrave.It's a claim the cab company denies, while police say nothing criminal took place.

Winnipeg police have arrested a woman who they say stole a taxi cab after using bear spray on its driver early Tuesday morning.

Around 2:10 a.m., Winnipeg  police received a report of a carjacking in the 2300 block of McPhillips Street, near Seven Oaks General Hospital.

Police say a female passenger, who had been picked up by the cab driver a short time earlier, bear sprayed the driver. The driver sought help in the nearby hospital, and the woman fled in the cab, police say.

Officers found the stolen taxi cab 15 minutes later, abandoned in the area of Redwood Avenue and Salter Street. It appeared the vehicle had collided with a tree, police said.

A 21-year-old woman was taken into custody near Mountain Avenue and Salter Street shortly after.

She is facing charges of robbery, possession of a weapon and breach of recognizance, and is being detained in custody.

Police say truck driver pulled over to let stolen fire truck pass, but was rear-ended .
Police allege a stolen fire truck that smashed through the streets of Winnipeg on Friday also crashed into a truck that had pulled over to let the emergency vehicle pass. Charges against a 36-year-old man were announced Saturday, including theft of motor vehicle and dangerous operation of a conveyance, as well as driving while impaired by alcohol or a drug. Police say the man is also charged with possession of a weapon, fleeing police, driving without a licence and two counts of failing to stop at an accident.

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