A Haddonfield, NJ man was arrested after he allegedly attacked and tried to rob a cab driver.
Police say 25-year-old Philip Krieger and another man were picked up by a taxi on Saturday at 18th Street and Ben Franklin Parkway in Philly. The two men allegedly asked the cab driver to stop at a Hess station on Admiral Wilson Boulevard in order for Krieger to get cash from an ATM. Police say the men were headed to Camden.
As the taxi drove east on the boulevard, police say the driver asked for payment. Krieger, a white male, allegedly used racial slurs and told the cab driver he would not pay. Investigators say the cab driver then drove off the boulevard to find a police officer.
Krieger then allegedly began to punch the taxi driver as he drove, knocking out his tooth and loosening another. Police say the other passenger held the cab driver’s arms down as Krieger continued to attack him.
Police say the cab driver managed to stop his car near an NJ Transit Police officer at Federal Street and Marlton Avenue. Krieger was arrested inside the cab while the other passenger, who has not been identified, fled the scene.
Krieger is charged with robbery, bias intimidation and aggravated assault. His bail was set at $250,000 cash or bond. Police continue to search for the second suspect.