Arlene George

Arlene George

Young woman arrested on suspicion of biting, robbing taxi driver

A 23-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday evening on suspicion of assaulting and robbing a taxi driver near Union Square.

Arlene George, of San Francisco, allegedly tried to pay for her cab fare with a counterfeit debit card near Mason and Geary streets around 6:30 p.m., Officer Grace Gatpandan said.

When the driver moved to the back seat to help her with the card, which was not working, George allegedly got out of the car and stole money from the front seat, Gatpandan said.

The cab driver attempted to stop her and a fight ensued, Gatpandan said. George allegedly kicked the 50-year-old driver, punched him in the face and bit his arm.

She was arrested when the taxi driver hailed a passing police cruiser, Gatpandan said.

Before being booked, George claimed she had a medical emergency and was taken to San Francisco General Hospital. The cab driver refused medical attention.

George was booked on suspicion of felony robbery, felony assault with a deadly weapon, felony using a counterfeit access card and three misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest.

George also had $60,000 in warrants out of San Francisco for her arrest on suspicion of grand theft and shoplifting.

The cab driver’s money was allegedly recovered from George’s possession, police said.


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