Police: Cab driver fights back against robber

A cab driver in Myrtle Beach fought back when a man tried to steal the keys to the taxi she was driving, according to Myrtle Beach police.

Officers were called to 1103 Ragin Street in Myrtle Beach around 1 a.m. Tuesday.

The 54-year-old cab driver told police she was called to pick up a man on Carver Street.

She told officers the man had a red cup in his hand and she told him he could not bring it in the car. She said that is when he threw it down in the middle of the road and got inside the cab, according to the police report.

The report adds, the cab driver said the man kept telling her to "take him on different streets in the area." She finally stopped on Ragin Street.

She told officers that the man got out of the cab, and went behind a house. Then he went back and forth from the cab to the house twice, according to the report.

The victim said when the man returned to the cab, he sat in the passenger seat and tried to pull the keys out of the ignition.

Then he ran around to the driver's side of the car and tried to pull the driver out of the cab.

He hit the victim in the face and then she hit him back, striking him on the head.

The man took off with the driver's wallet that had $30 in it, according to the report.

The victim said she last saw him running behind a house on Ragin Street.

Police found the red cup that he dropped on Carver Street and it is being processed as evidence.

The victim has minor bruising on her face.