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Sheriff's Office said pair pulled gun on Deltona cab driver
By Pat Andrews
posted Aug 12, 2013 - 10:42:58am
UPDATED THURSDAY, AUG. 15 The Volusia County Sheriff's Office said two suspects in Sunday’s carjacking of a Deltona cab driver have been arrested in Georgia.
Michael G. Fisher and Bijan Nicole Guy were picked up Wednesday night after Volusia County Sheriff’s investigators learned they were in Atlanta, the Sheriff's Office said.
The Volusia County investigators coordinated with Atlanta authorities through the Fulton County Fugitive Task Force, in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Service, and Fisher and Guy were taken into custody on Volusia County warrants.
The Sheriff Office said images of Fisher and Guy were captured on surveillance video inside a convenience store in Orange City, where the cab driver escaped from his vehicle. A few minutes later, the Sheriff's Office said, his two passengers, whom he had picked up in Deltona, drove off in the cab driver's van.
In the surveillance video, the Sheriff's Office said, Fisher is seen carrying a blue backpack that was found inside the van when it was recovered in Sanford.
UPDATED WEDNESDAY, AUG. 14 — The Volusia County Sheriff's Office identified the two suspects who allegedly carjacked a taxi and pulled a gun on the driver Sunday, Aug. 11, as Bijan Nicole Guy, 23, and Michael G. Fisher, 17. The Sheriff's Office said both have ties to the Deltona and Orange City areas, as well as to Seminole County. They should be considered armed and dangerous, Sheriff's Office spokesman Gary Davidson said.
Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at (386) 736-5999.
PREVIOUSLY REPORTED — Driving a cab has its hazards — armed passengers, for example.
A West Volusia taxi driver decided the best way to escape from a "gun-toting customer" was to run away on foot, and he did, the Sheriff's Office reported Aug. 11.
The story began a little after 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, when a Red Taxi driver was called to Deltona to pick up passengers and drive them to Orange City. The driver found a man and a woman outside a house, carrying bags. The woman started loading bags into the back of the taxi, a Dodge Caravan.
The woman's response, when the driver said he didn't have enough time to move everything from the house, was to pull out a gun and threaten to shoot the driver. The woman then ordered the taxi driver to take the couple to Orange City, Sheriff's Office spokesman Gary Davidson reported.
The driver devised an escape plan. He claimed the van had been having some mechanical problems and he needed to pull over and check it out. The driver pulled into a convenience store at the corner of Volusia and Graves avenues in Orange City, and opened the van's hood,
"With the hood blocking the view of the suspects, the driver then took off running northbound on Volusia Avenue and summoned help," Davidson stated.
When deputies responded to the convenience store, the suspects and the van had taken a powder.
However, Seminole County sheriff's deputies found the van near the corner of Center Street and Midway Avenue in Sanford a few hours later.
The suspects are still at large, and the Volusia County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate.
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