Woman Made Cab Driver Wait While She Robbed a Store: Cops

The cab driver, thinking her a fare-beater, summoned a cop

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    A Florida woman made her cab driver wait while she robbed a store, police said.

    Cabbie, keep the meter running — this robbery will be quick.

    A Florida woman has been accused of making her taxi driver wait for her outside a convenience store while she went inside to rob it, The News-Press reported.

    Cynthia Sheik took a cab to a Race Track store in Port Charlotte, Fla., and asked her driver to wait for her outside, according to deputies.

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    But while she was busy demanding cash inside, the cabbie started worrying she was beating her fare and summoned a nearby police officer, according to The News-Press,

    Sheik made it out of the store with $320 — but not before triggering the alarm, and not before the clerk ran out to tell the cop Sheik had robbed the place, cops said.

    Sheik was arrested.