A 57-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday night after allegedly carjacking a taxi in Downtown Eugene, according to a press release.
Just after 11 p.m., Sept. 6, officers were called to the area of Kesey Square to a report of a woman who brandished a knife and attempted to drive off in an Oregon Taxi vehicle.
Police learned the taxi driver was standing outside when the suspect, identified as Angela Vione Grabow, 57, of Eugene, had allegedly entered the driver’s seat of the taxi, and refused to exit after closing the door.
Grabow backed the taxi up a short distance, brandished a knife, then exited the taxi, according to police. She walked away, reportedly continuing to point the knife at the taxi driver.
Officers located Grabow in the 900 block of Willamette St., and arrested her on a charge of first-degree robbery.
During the investigation, police found the knife in front of a nearby business.