A taxi cab driver in Long Beach, California was picking up a regular just after 3am on September 26th when the woman attempted to rob him by using a box cutter and a hammer.
Driver Robbie Williams is shown in the shocking video pleading with the armed woman to put the weapon down. The woman, who police have yet to identify, is apparently a regular customer, as Williams calmly says, “I know your family.”
“You don’t know anything about me,” responds the suspect. Williams grabbed her arm when she tried to put the box cutter to his neck. He tried to talk her down while she threatened that there were people nearby that would really hurt him if he, “did anything stupid.”
Near the end of the video, the woman becomes angry and pulls a hammer out. She begins to swing it at his head, and Williams says at this point, he knew it was really serious.
"When she brought the hammer to hit my head…at that point I knew that she meant business," Williams told KTLA.
As if he wasn’t calm enough throughout the entire ordeal, Williams proves that he could think fast when he immediately slammed on the gas pedal. The suspect was being thrown around the car as the video ended.
Police say they have yet to apprehend the suspect, as she eventually got out of the car and fled on foot, but they do have a couple of leads. They say the woman appears to be black and 20 to 25 years old.
Williams is now back to his job of 30 years while police actively look for the suspect.