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Boardman police: Woman threatened to shoot cab driver she stiffed

Tianna Shannon is charged with robbery, intimidation and menacing

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) - A Boardman woman faces criminal charges after a cab driver accused her of refusing to pay for a ride, saying she slapped him and threatened his life.

Police said she was arrested later that morning when she tried to call for another ride.

The driver for Independent Taxi told police that the woman refused to pay her fare after her credit card was declined early Monday morning. He said she slapped him in the head and yelled, "Then you ain't getting nothing!" before getting out of the cab and walking away.

The driver said the woman then threatened to shoot and kill him if he got out of the taxi and followed her, according to a police report.

Later that morning, the cab company got another call for someone who wanted a ride near the area of the London Square apartments. Police said that was where the robbery suspect had been dropped off, and the company believed that the caller was the same woman.

Officers went to the area with the cab driver, who identified the woman -- 25-year-old Tianna Shannon -- as the woman who robbed him the prior night.

Police arrested Shannon, who denied slapping the cab driver. 

Police said while she was seated in the police cruiser, however, she began yelling at the cab driver. She told the driver, "I shoulda shot your f***ing a**..," and, "Next time, mother f***er, I'm gonna f***ing kill you," according to the report.

She was charged with robbery, intimidation and aggravated menacing.