Police say the suspect asked the cab driver to take him to Trenton. When the cabbie refused, the suspect allegedly choked the driver and then carjacked him.
A man accused of attacking a cab driver and stealing his vehicle is now in custody.
On Sunday, August 12, shortly before 7 a.m., police say James McTamney, 33, of Trenton, called a cab at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City.
Once inside, police say McTamney asked the cab driver to take him to Trenton. When the cabbie refused, McTamney allegedly choked the driver and then carjacked him.
The taxi cab was recovered, unoccupied, in Trenton last Friday and towed back to Atlantic City. On Monday at 10 p.m., investigators say McTamney turned himself in to police.
McTamney was arrested and charged with carjacking and theft of moveable property. He was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility in Mays Landing, NJ on $20,000 bail.