Cabbie takes machete from would-be robbers

Dec. 28, 2012 at 4:29 PM

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Two men who tried to rob a taxi driver in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, with a machete were foiled when he grabbed the weapon from them, police say.

The two passengers confronted the 58-year-old cabbie about 9 p.m. CST Thursday, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. He managed to get the upper hand during a struggle for the machete and once he gained control of it, they fled, the CBC said.

A passing motorist called police, who tracked down a 29-year-old suspect a few blocks away, with the help of a police dog.

The man was charged with armed robbery, possession of a weapon and breach of probation.

The cabbie and the suspect were not identified.

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