Cab Driver Beaten, Stabbed In Mt. Laurel

Reported By Robin Rieger, Al Novack, Steve Beck

MT. LAUREL, N.J. (CBS) – Four people have been arrested in connection to the brutal beating and stabbing of a cab driver in Burlington County early Monday morning.

The attack happened at about 3 a.m. on Forrest Court in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey.

Authorities say 20-year-old Joseph Dominguez, a cab driver from Camden’s Five Star Cab Company, was beaten and stabbed by four suspects who police have identified as 18-year-old Breanna Pimienta, 21-year-old Miguel Mercado, 21-year-old Mahadi Robinson and a 17-year-old man.

The investigation revealed that the suspects were at Pimienta and Mercado’s residence early Monday morning when they arranged to have a taxi-cab pick them up at a nearby pharmacy. Police say when Dominguez arrived, they instructed him to take them to Mount Laurel. Upon arriving at the Forrest Court development, Robinson put the driver in a choke hold and the attack began.

After being stabbed, Dominguez got out of the cab and ran down the block to a home and knocked on door and rang doorbell for help. He was still bleeding from being slashed in the throat.

Another suspect jumped behind the wheel and crashed the cab into a tree.

He was airlifted to Cooper University Hospital where he is listed in serious condition.

The suspects have been charged with attempted murder, robbery and carjacking.

The incident is currently under investigation by the Mount Laurel Police and the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office.

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One Comment

  1. Jerry Frey says:

    PHILADELPHIA — Mayor Michael A. Nutter, telling marauding black youths “you have damaged your own race,” imposed a tougher curfew Monday in response to the latest “flash mob” — spontaneous groups of teens who attack people at random on the streets of the city’s tourist and fashionable shopping districts.

    “Take those God-darn hoodies down, especially in the summer,” Mr. Nutter, the city’s third black mayor, said in an angry lecture aimed at black teens. “Pull your pants up and buy a belt ‘cause no one wants to see your underwear or the crack of your butt.”

  2. Zzbar says:

    Mount laurel? You got to be joking me. Thugs could not have been from the area. Again many hide under the camouflage of not-in-this-neighbor”hood”.

  3. Grandpa says:

    Mount Laurel?? Good grief, did the cabbie make someone spill their merlot on their port wine & cheese crackers? Sheesh! No one is safe.

    1. Hiding My IP says:

      Is there S ec tion A p e housing in good old Mt Laurel?

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