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Man crashes stolen cab

Posted at 5:42 AM, Mar 10, 2016

Las Vegas police say a man crashed a stolen cab overnight.

The man was a passenger in the cab before he stole it while being dropped off at the Stratosphere hotel-casino on Las Vegas Boulevard around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday,

He reportedly pulled a weapon on the driver. After the driver jumped out of the vehicle, the man took the cab and fled.

Police were following him with a helicopter when he crashed near Interstate 15 and Cheyenne Avenue.

The crash resulted in lane closures for several hours.

The man was transported to the hospital.

 

 

This man heard the crash. He was scared to go near it because he thought someone had been shot.

Posted by Parker Collins on Thursday, March 10, 2016