Cab robber left ID in taxi: Prosecutor

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Leaving your ID in the back of a cab is a common occurrence, but for one man, it led to his arrest.

According to prosecutors, Antonio Crawford, 22, allegedly was trying to pay for a cab ride from Arlington Heights to the 1200 block of South Ashland in Chicago on July 19 with a credit card that had been reported stolen, The Sun-Times reports.

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After the stolen credit card was denied, Crawford pulled a 9-millimeter gun on the cabbie and took $100 from him as he fled from the cab, according to prosecutors on Sunday in Cook County Central Bond court.

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