Police say student attacked cab driver & stole vehicle

Published 09/15 2013 09:33PM

Updated 09/16 2013 11:50AM

URBANA – A UI student was arrested for punching a cab driver and stealing his vehicle. 21-year old Thomas Hart faces charges including aggravated battery, theft and DUI.

The incident started about 2:30 Saturday morning in the 2500-block of East Washington Street. Police say after coming to a stop, Hart punched the driver.

When the driver got out, Hart jumped behind the wheel and took off. He eventually crashed into another car along County Road 1800 East. The cab ended up in a cornfield. Police say nobody was seriously hurt.

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