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#1 Aug 18, 2012

Bowie, Md., Police
Chief John Nesky
says police are
investigating death
of cab passenger
who tried to rob,
burn, driver

5:50 PM, Aug 18, 2012 | comments

BOWIE, Md.(WUSA)- Police are still
investigating the strange circumstances in
the death of a taxicab passenger who
attempted to rob the cab driver, then
reportedly set him on fire.

Debris is all that is left behind from the
incident at the 4200 block of Northview

Bowie Police Chief John Nesky says that at
4:52 on Friday afternoon, a Bowie police
officers driving in the area noticed smoke
pouring from a taxicab.

When he stopped to investigate, he found
the cab driver outside the car, suffering
from burns. Inside the cab on the back
seat was a body.

Nesky says that the cab driver told the
officer that he picked up a customer at the
the Largo Metro Station. The passenger
directed the cabbie to take him to the
4200 block of Northview Drive in Bowie.

When the cab reached Northview Drive, the
passenger tried to rob the cab driver.

Some of the same liquid had also
apparently splashed onto the would-be-
robber, setting him on fire.

The robber was burned to death in the
back of the taxi.

The cab driver, who works for an
independent cab company, was taken to
an area hospital for minor burns to his
upper body.

The identities of the cab driver and


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passenger have not been released.

The cab was impounded and taken to the
Prince George's County Police Department
impound lot.

The Prince George's County Homicide
detectives have taken over the


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