Man who allegedly threatened cab driver with pistol to be arraigned
EL CAJON (KUSI) — Friday 7:15 a.m. — A man suspected of pulling a gun on a taxi driver and refusing to pay his fare is scheduled to be arraigned Friday.
Armando Rivera, 36 is scheduled to appear at the El Cajon courthouse Friday afternoon. He Allegedly threatened the cab driver with a pistol and ran off without paying for the ride through the Lake Murray area of La Mesa around 2:15 a.m. Wednesday.
Patrol searched the area and found Rivera behind a utility box on Lake Murray Boulevard, Lt Chad Bell said. He was taken into custody on suspicion of armed robbery. No firearm was found.
Rivera was being held at San Diego Central jail on $100,000 bail pending an arraignment.
Wednesday 3:40 p.m. — A man suspected of pulling a gun on a taxi driver and refusing to pay his fare following a cab ride through the East County early Wednesday was arrested a short time later while trying to hide on a nearby roadside.
Armando Rivera, 36, allegedly threatened the cabbie with a pistol and ran off without paying in the Lake Murray area of La Mesa about 2:15 a.m., according to police.
In response to the driver’s 911 call, patrol personnel searched the area, soon finding Rivera huddled behind a utility box in the 5700 block of Lake Murray Boulevard, Lt. Chad Bell said. Officers took him into custody on suspicion of armed robbery.
No firearm was found, the lieutenant said.
Rivera was being held at San Diego Central Jail on $100,000 bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Friday afternoon.