Ocean Reef: woman charged with assault on taxi driver

A woman has been charged for allegedly holding a knife to a cab driver.
A woman has been charged for allegedly holding a knife to a cab driver.

POLICE charged a woman recently for allegedly holding a knife to a cab driver, who was returning her mobile phone to her Ocean Reef home.

The charges laid on May 26 related to an incident on May 5.

Police said the 52-year-old accused became violent about 11pm after arranging for the driver to return her phone.

Acting Senior Sergeant Stuart Fairlie said the woman had called her phone after realising it was missing and the driver had answered.

“The woman allegedly came out to the taxi with a large knife,” he said.

“She allegedly made threats towards the taxi driver and made verbal threats that she would kill him.”

Investigators accused the woman of cutting the driver on the hand.

Sgt Fairlie said the incident was captured on the taxi’s security video.

Investigators charged the woman with assaulting a public officer.

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