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Police Search For Suspect In Raleigh Cab Driver Attack

Posted May 14, 2002

— Raleigh police are on the lookout for a man suspected of attacking a cab driver.

The attack happened just before dawn on Tyler Street, east of downtown, on April 21.

Police said instead of getting out of the car, the customer attacked Chidi Oneuoha several times with a knife and then tried to run him over with his own cab.

"It is the scariest thing that ever happened to me," he said. "He jumped me from where he was sitting and held my head a little bit and took the knife and cut me. I was rushing with blood. Blood was flowing, all my car was flowing with blood," he said.

Oneuoha said the man cut him behind his left ear, near his left eye, and right across his throat.

The cab driver managed to get out of the car, and then said the suspect tried to run him over with it.

"We consider this person to be extremely dangerous to cab drivers and anyone else for that matter. His actions were certainly not the norm for this type of criminal activity," said Sgt. J.C. Perry of the Raleigh Police Department.

Police said the suspect wrecked the cab and took off, leaving his bloodstained clothes behind.


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