Robbery crews are often given far too much intellectual credit. It goes back to novels and movies where these gangs are made up of super intelligent model looking actors who plot complex larcenous schemes. In most cases, criminals are stupid. That goes for male-female robbery teams as well. Bonnie and Clyde were more guts than brains.
The same might be said of Brittany Carter and her thieving partner, Cory Jackson. The two jumped into a cab in Findlay, Ohio at 4:24 am when taxi drivers have already committed to picking up the dregs of society who happen to be out until 4:24 in the morning and needing a lift.
According to police reports, Jackson pulled a knife and held it to the driver’s neck while Carter gave the driver a forcible hummer. This didn’t seem to be off-plan so assume it was in the criminals playbook headed into the caper.
Findlay police detective Robert Ring summed it precisely:
“We don’t know why she did it.”
Ring later surmised that perhaps it was a distraction while they took the cab driver’s money. Which makes little sense as a knife to the neck seems like more than enough message that you’re officially being robbed. The BJ couldn’t possibly be needed to add additional layers of terror.
The dynamic diddling duo took $32 from the cab driver and fled the scene. Since nobody else would mention it, it’s worth noting that had Carter simply flagged down a paying john, she probably could’ve earned $50 for her services without the need for the commission of a serious felony.
The cab driver reported his assault and arrest warrants were issued for Carter and Jackson, who were previously know to the police. If you’re previously known to the police, presume life is not working out for you so well. In fact, Jackson had an existing murder warrant out in his name. So, not a comical fella.
Brittany Carter was found and arrested by police. She’s had previous run-ins with them regarding drugs, if you can believe it. Jackson remains at large. The cab drive listed no injuries from the assault, other than what might happen when he gets home as there’s no way in hell his wife believes this story.
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