Armando Rivera, 36, allegedly threatened the cabbie with a pistol and ran off without paying in the Lake Murray area of La Mesa about 2:15 a.m., according to police.
In response to the driver’s 911 call, patrol personnel searched the area, soon finding Rivera huddled behind a utility box in the 5700 block of Lake Murray Boulevard, said Lt. Chad Bell. Officers took him into custody on suspicion of armed robbery.
No firearm was found, the lieutenant said.
Rivera was being held at San Diego Central Jail on $100,000 bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Friday afternoon.
— City News Service
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