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Denver tourist beaten, robbed by taxi driver in Miami

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Posted at 7:45 AM, Mar 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-23 10:34:41-04

MIAMI, Fla. – Police in Miami are looking for a taxi driver who beat and robbed a Denver tourist over the weekend.

Police say the 29-year-old Denver man was visiting a Miami club when he got into a cab around 3:30 a.m. Sunday. After arriving at his destination, the taxi driver became irate and began to chase after the victim, a police report said.

According to police, the taxi driver caught up to the victim, tackled him, placed him in a chokehold and beat him repeatedly. Police say the victim paid the $70 cab fare.

Police say the taxi driver took off with $800 cash from the victim’s wallet.

During the attack, the victim sustained abrasions to his face. He was treated at the scene.

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