Dashcam shows robber’s poor timing in Pennsylvania cab

(WCAU)

(WCAU) A would-be robber in Pennsylvania had poor timing when he pulled a gun on his taxi driver with a sheriff’s deputy behind him, police say.

A Berks County sheriff’s deputy approached the cab after it failed to move through a green light Monday afternoon in Reading.

Surveillance video from inside the cab shows the deputy’s cruiser pulling up behind the Reading Metro taxi on a city street. Shortly after that, a passenger in the back seat wearing a white hoodie and a mask covering his face aims a gun at the driver through the partition.

“Give me all your money, man,” he yells, pointing the weapon, which turned out to be a pellet gun, at the driver’s head. “I need it all right now if you don’t want to die.”

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