Taxi Passenger Pulls Out Gun On Driver- Didn’t Realize Driver Was Just Pulled Over By Approaching Cop

Taxi Passenger Pulls Out Gun On Driver- Didn’t Realize Driver Was Just Pulled Over By Approaching Cop

The best criminals would appear to be the ones with the best sense of timing.

The criminal in this case is not one of the best. His timing isn’t great and neither is his situational awareness – and that’s being charitable.

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A police officer in Pennsylvania was able to thwart an armed robbery inside a taxi on Monday just by randomly pulling up behind the car when it was stopped at a red light.

The would-be robber, Victor Martinez-Herrera, 18, decided to pull a gun on his taxi driver, Ralph Valletta, after Valletta stopped his car in Wyomissing around 4.30 p.m.

However the thug didn’t realize a police cruiser had just pulled up behind them.

Just as he tries to grab the money from a terrified Valletta, the officer materializes at the side of the car, and realizes what was going on.

The incident was caught on the dash dam inside Valletta’s car.

‘He’s yelling he wants money, and all I had were $11 in one pocket for change,’ Valletta told theReading Eagle.

‘I reached into one pocket and handed him the $11, and he’s screaming, ”Give me the rest of the money. I know you got more money”.’

‘I look into the mirror and I’m scared to death at this point,’ Valletta said.

‘I’m worried he’s going to shoot me.’

The video of the incident is priceless…

It’s a good idea, if you’re going to rob a taxi driver, to make sure there aren’t any cop cars in sight. It’s a little difficult to evade a cop car on foot, and if you’re robbing a taxi driver it generally means you don’t have your own ground transportation.

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